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Jail study funding locked up in Kewaunee

Phase II is a go for the Kewaunee jail study. The County Board on Tuesday approved $67,000 to study five different options. Kewaunee County Supervisor Lee Luft says a new Law Enforcement Center, a jail and sheriff's department multi-use facility, is the most likely of the options. It could be built at the current jail site or at a different location. Everyone is in agreement that 80 beds are needed. The big question is about size, whether to build it all now or add on over time.


The option that seems least likely is to close the current jail entirely and send detainees to sites elsewhere. Kewaunee County would still be on the hook for all costs related to the detainees including transportation and housing which is an expensive proposition.


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