Rice County Jail/LEC Option Costs
Rice County built the first jail in 1874. Following numerous escapes the decision was made to replace the facility in 1911. An upgrade was made in 1972.
Following a 2019 Jail Inspection by the Minnesota Department of Corrections several findings were issued prompting the Rice County Board of Commissioners to be forced to make a decision concerning the jail facility.
In July 2019, DOC gave notice effective November 1, 2019 the Rice County Jail would be reduced to a 90 day lock up facility. Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn requested an extension from DOC to sunset January 1, 2021, after requesting Jail/LEC study #6 from the County Board of Commissioners. A second extension was requested so the facility study could be completed. The extension was granted by DOC until July 1, 2022, with 7 conditions.
- Renovation and Expansion of the current downtown Faribault site.
- Renovation and Expansion at the Annex location with Boarding out Inmates
- Construction of a New LEC/Jail Facility on a green site
- Talks were Encouraged and Conducted with Steele County for a Joint Regional Jail Authority.
Rice County provided KDHL/POWER 96 Radio with a breakdown of the costs associated with each option. The summary is included for Rice County Jail/LEC Options.
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