Jail

  A ground-breaking ceremony was held on Monday, April 2, in preparation of demolition of the 1882 structure of the Howard County jail the following day. Those with golden shovels are Sheriff Mike Miner, Supervisors Don Burnikel and Jan McGovern, Auditor Julie Chapman and Deputy Tim Beckman. Miner...
  Sheriff Mike Miner was the last “inmate” to spend the night in the Howard County “cooler.” It literally was a cooler, since there was no heat in the building as it was being shut down. The LEC is scheduled to be shut down on Wednesday, Feb. 21, with Decorah handling the 911 calls. Also shut down...
The last six inmates to be held in the Howard County jail were taken to Winneshiek County on Thursday, Feb. 8.  The jail, which was built in 1882, is officially closed until the new one is built and ready for customers in March 2019. Dispatch of the law enforcement center will be moved to the old...
  CRESCO - Think of all the stories you can tell the kids and grandkids about spending a night in the Howard County Jail! Here is your chance to be the talk of the town in a good way! There are 10 cots available for an overnight stay in the friendly local jail on Sunday, Feb. 18 before the doors...
  CRESCO - Bids for six different contracts were opened at a special bid opening meeting on Jan. 18. When the dust had cleared, John Hansen of Midwest Construction Consultants had added up the low bids on each of the contracts, and they came $625,000 under the $5 million bond. The bids were due at...
  CRESCO - There was a flurry of activity in the first half of 2017 as information was released about the possibility of a new jail to replace the 135-year-old current structure.  On May 2, a not-to-exceed $5 million bond referendum narrowly passed with 61.35 percent (60 percent was required for...
    [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...

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