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Existing jail opened in 1952 Capacity 120 Three level floor plan.

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2 Existing jail opened in 1952 Capacity 120 Three level floor plan

3 Beds added in 1990’s Numerous safety, security, & humanity improvements from 1990’s to present study recommended new 200-bed facility

4 1999 & 2012 studies by National Institute of Corrections recommended facility replacement Annual DOC reports suggest replacement

5 After 2003 study, grant funding of $10.5 million applied for After 2009 study, federal stimulus funds sought

6 Multi-level facility related problems: Lack of space Management difficulties No elevator to fourth floor and booking area Difficult oversight of inmates

7 No proper intake with sally port, holding, and booking process No isolation area for medical, mental health, and management of detainees Lack of visibility and control of detainees

8 Limited ability to classify and hold detainees separately Lack of ability to separate co-defendants

9 Lack of effective isolation for high risk detainees Hangings Escapes Officer assaults Lack of ability to lock down at lights out

10 Narrow spaces make officers with keys targets Inability to purchase replacement parts

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20 ¼ cent sales tax Example: Spend $200, pay 50 cents more Titled vehicles, groceries, medicine not taxed Expires when bonds are paid off

21 Preferable to property tax Property tax would increase 18% to 21% Adams County has lower sales tax than 40 similar counties Adams County has high bond rating Interest rates at all-time low

22 Potential failures/maintenance issues of 63 year-old facility Law suit potential ($) Officer safety risks ($) Shut-down ($)


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