Kootenai County wants more information on building private jail


A government watchdog group says Idaho's public pension retirement system needs $3.5 billion to fully cover obligations.

Commissioners in Kootenai County, faced with inmate overcrowding and the expense of sending its prisoners to other facilities, have taken another step in pursuing construction of a private jail, reports the Coeur d’Alene Press.

Rocky Mountain Corrections made a presentation to the commissioners in June. Now the county has asked the private company for more details on funding a jail for the county with private funds. The commissioners want specifics on the location of the jail, renting space to other jurisdictions and the cost to the county

 

 

 

 

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