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Dubuque County Jail Renovation

The Dubuque County Sheriff wants the county to move ahead with a jail renovation project while occupancy numbers in the jail are at a record low. The project consists of splitting two large rooms that house almost 50 inmates each into smaller rooms. The estimated cost of the project is around $700,000. Sheriff Joe Kennedy says this would help spread out the inmates to prevent a possible virus outbreak. Kennedy says that Dubuque County should take advantage of the low occupancy rates to start the project. Later on, he thinks it would get more complicated. Kennedy added that it generally costs between $55 to $60 a day to house an inmate in another county.

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