- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - Officials say the control system for the Black Hawk County Jail’s lights, doors and intercom is failing.

The Waterloo-Cedar Rapids Courier reports (https://bit.ly/1lZS3dm ) that it could cost up to $2 million to replace the original security and master control system installed when the 272-bed detention center was built in 1995.

County officials on Tuesday gave Sheriff Tony Thompson and Building Maintenance Superintendent Rory Geving permission to solicit proposals for a replacement system.

Thompson says the current system is well past its prime. He it failed about three weeks ago and left jail officials wondering when it would become operational again.


Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, https://www.wcfcourier.com



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