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Possible look of the new Asotin County Jail /Criminal Justice Center

 

Possible configuration of the new Asotin County Jail /Criminal Justice Center (1st & 2nd floors)

 

Arial view (possible configuration) of the new Asotin County Jail /Criminal Justice Center

 

Map (potential location) of the new Asotin County Jail /Criminal Justice Center

 

Asotin County Jail Advisory Committee – Presentation to the City of Clarkston:

A C Jail PRESENTATION (City of Clarkston) 4.8.19

Asotin County Jail Advisory Committee – Presentation to the City of Asotin:

A C Jail PRESENTATION (City of Asotin) 4.22.19

Inter-local Jail Facility Use Agreement – Signed by City of Asotin, City of Clarkston and Asotin County:

Interlocal Jail Facility Use Agreement 8-5-19

Resolution Proposing – “Public Safety Sales Tax” Ballot Measure (November 2019):

Res 19-24 Proposing Three Tenth of 1 Cent Tax – New Jail

 

Key Points to Consider – New Jail & Criminal Justice Center vs. 35 Year Old Existing Jail Facility:

  • Overcrowded jails are dangerous for the community, officers and inmates. The current Asotin County jail was built in 1984 for 16 people. Today, the daily average is about 50.
  • A 3/10th’s of a penny sales tax spreads out the cost of a bigger jail to more than just the people who live here.
  • Right now, we only have enough room in our jail to hold the most dangerous people facing felony charges. When our jail is in this kind of crisis, our community is in danger. You, your family and your property deserve protection from those individuals who get released because the jail is too full.
  • When a jail gets overcrowded, many people are put together in small living areas. And sometimes, good people make poor choices. We understand not everyone spending a night in jail is a violent offender. They deserve protection from those who are.
  • The 3/10th’s of a penny sales tax money will only be used for building, maintaining and operating the jail. And the money will stay local. It will create new jobs and opportunities for law enforcement. It also opens the door for inmate education, training and reintegration programs.

The next meeting of the Asotin County Jail Advisory Committee will occur on January 14th, 2020 at 1:00pm in the County Commissioners Chambers.