- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

SELBY, S.D. (AP) - The Walworth County Commission has rejected a proposal to build a $5.2 million regional jail in Selby.

The proposed project would have involved the South Dakota counties of Corson, Dewey, Stanley, Campbell, McPherson, Edmunds and Walworth, and the North Dakota counties of Emmons, Sioux, Logan and McIntosh.

Walworth County Sheriff Josh Boll tells the American News (https://bit.ly/1KKlW65 ) that the County Commission recently voted 3-2 not to move forward with the project, but Boll says he’ll keep pushing for a new facility. He says renovating the existing jail would cost about $2 million.

The current jail in Walworth County is a 32-bed facility, and parts of it are a century old. The proposed new jail would have 54 beds.


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

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