The County Jail needs major repairs and improvements expecting to cost $6 million while a new Jail would cost between $50 million to $60 million. Sheriff Loop recently recommended that he was in favor for remodeling the current jail thus saving the county millions. I’m in agreement with Sheriff Loop.
The County must move forward on the remodeling of the jail before we are forced to by the Federal government. Waiting on being sued is not good planning. As Commissioner I pledge to work with the County Council in finding ways to fund the remodeling of the Jail.