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Sheriff: Jail expansion getting back on schedule for July 2011 completion

Polk County Enterprise

LIVINGSTON — Polk County Sheriff Kenneth Hammack told commissioners Tuesday that construction crews have made up most of the 60 days lost early in the project by rain delays through the winter. “Bob Kingham said if he can’t get us moved in there by July 2011, we ought to just run him off now,” Hammack said. Modifications to the existing jail have also been completed to allow for 10 extra beds, reducing the expense of housing inmates in contract facilities outside the county. During March, contact jail space costs were down to $8,400, Hammack said. “The population has gone down drastically. Currently only two inmates are in ‘discretionary’ housing outside the county,” he added


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