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A visit to a cramped county jail


December 13, 2019

A group of Carlton County senior citizens got an inside glimpse of the Carlton County jail last week. It provided a better understanding of why county officials are so eager to replace the aging facility.

Members of the Carlton County TRIAD group - a statewide group of senior citizens, law enforcement and community members working together to prevent crime against senior citizens - toured the Carlton County Law Enforcement Center on Dec. 4.

Carlton County Sheriff Kelly Lake gave background on the jail before the tour. The Carlton County Law Enforcement Center opened in 1979 with 24 beds. An...

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