- Associated Press - Saturday, October 31, 2015

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - The decision to close or replace Faulk County’s 85-year-old jail will go to voters.

The Aberdeen American News reports (https://bit.ly/1SeyAQW ) no more than $5.5 million in general obligation bonds could be used to build a new jail. But voters will have the final say as to whether the bonds are ever issued.

Faulk County Commissioner Steve Roseland says a resolution was passed that would allow

County Commissioner Steve Roseland says the current jail wasn’t built to accommodate the current population. He says commissioners considered all options, including closing the facility.

If the jail closes, the county will have to find a place to send its inmates. Roseland says that could be a challenge because the five counties surrounding Faulk Counties do not have jails.

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Information from: Aberdeen American News, https://www.aberdeennews.com

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