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Lock Down Criminals- Lock Down Cost
Nov. 4, 2008
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Lock Down Criminals Lock Down Cost
Lock Down Criminals- Lock Down Cost
  • Tonight, the jail will house 420 inmates.

The jail has 279 beds.
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  • Tomorrow, 420 breakfasts will be made in a
    kitchen designed for

79 Inmates.
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  • The jail in its present state is the
  • biggest safety and security challenge
  • facing the County.
  • Its an issue that affects every resident.

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  • The need is real.

We must Lock Down Criminals -Lock Down
Cost
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The Nov. 4 bond vote only deals with financing
Not location or sentencing.
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  • Residents on Nov. 4 will choose
  • A low-interest bond ormore expensive source
    of public funding

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  • A bond is the least expensive way
  • No tax increase
  • The County has excellent credit
  • Low interest rate

Heres what were funding
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  • 22 million project, 548 bed facility

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  • Retention pond- storm water curb appeal

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  • Tree line also in front of State inmate facility.

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  • Designed to look like an office complex.

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  • Surrounded by 20 foot masonry walls

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  • Cost to replace ADC over last 5 years

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  • Construction to take more than two years.
  • Board committed to using local contractors.

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  • What led us to this point ?
  • A state law
  • Steady increase of inmates

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  • State law requires a Countys jail be in the
    County seat Pascagoula.
  • The Board concluded the most feasible location
    was at the same site.

Source- MS ST 19-7-1, MS ST 19-3-41, Atty. Gen.
OP. 2000-0373
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  • Factors of growing demands
  • A County-wide population increase of 11 percent
  • A rise in Meth addictions
  • Drug related crimes. Source- Comparison of
    the 1990 U.S. Census and the 2006 U.S. Census.

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The current ADC was opened on Feb. 15, 1979
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  • Current jail expand twice since
  • In 1980s, doubled beds- total 160
  • In 2008, 119 beds added- total 279

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Non-violent inmate expansion, Feb. 2008
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  • Regardless of the votes outcome, the
  • County must replace the current jail.
  • If the bond issue fails, the Board will be
  • forced to use more expensive ways to pay
  • for the replacement.

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  • In conclusion-
  • The need to replace the ADC is real
  • A bond is the most cost efficient way to fund, no
    tax increase.

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Lock Down Criminals- Lock Down Cost
Nov. 4, 2008
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