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Board gets a look at new jail cell option


December 3, 2021

Lois Johnson

The jail cell shown to Carlton County board members last month has bunks for two offenders, as well as a shower, toilet and shelves for supplies and seating. The model was driven into the garage at the transportation building.

The Carlton County Board of Commissioners examined a model jail cell as part of a regular meeting on Nov. 22.

The board met in the Carlton County Transportation building and a jail cell was mounted on a truck and brought to the garage there from the manufacturer in Huron, South Dakota.

The cell featured bunks for two offenders, a small shower, a toilet and shelves for hygiene supplies and seating.

Buddy Johns, a representative of the manufacturer, Coastal Detention Holdings, said the cells are built in the manufacturing facility and brought to the site where a new jail is constructed.

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