Jail

    [Editor’s note: With Howard County Jail, the oldest working jail in the state of Iowa, having an open house on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., I thought it would perhaps drum up some interest to have someone in the office be an inmate for a few hours. And since Nate Troy looks better in orange...
  Howard County - Howard County is unique in that it is still using a jail that was constructed 135 years ago!  Unfortunately, the entire facility has outlived and outgrown its usefulness. Rules and regulations have changed, making the jail nearly obsolete.  When talk of a new jail comes up, most...
  Howard County - Yes! Howard County is joining other jails in the state and going barless! The proposed facility will have no bars, just shatter-resistant windows and steel doors, which are much safer for inmates. When a person is brought to jail, it is usually a very traumatic moment in his or...
  Howard County - Does Howard County need a new jail? Should it be closed and transfer inmates to another facility? Should the county just have cells? If a new jail is built, where should it be located? These are all questions task force members looked at when coming up with a plan to present to...
  Howard County - Just as the terms hoosegow or calaboose have evolved into jail or prison over the past century-and-a-half, so has the structure of the building itself. And that includes the current Howard County Jail. Since it was built in 1882, many changes have taken place to update the...
  Howard County - Why has a committee been exploring options to update or build a new jail, dispatch center and sheriff offices? • The biggest reason is the age of the jail. For 135 years the Howard County Jail has been used to keep its law-abiding citizens safe. It has served its purpose. But the...
  CRESCO - A committee was formed last year to look into the Howard County Jail situation. Those findings were brought to the Howard County Board of Supervisors at a meeting on Monday, Feb. 13. Basically the Howard County Jail is outdated and does not meet current State Code requirements.  Recent...

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