Dallas County sets jail bond measure amount at $22.9M
ADEL, Iowa (AP) -- Dallas County supervisors have set the bond measure for a law enforcement center and jail at $22.9 million.
The Des Moines Register reports that the county board approved the figure Tuesday for voters to consider at the May 2 election.
Voters have rejected plans to build a replacement jail three times since 2013 as county officials struggle with jail overcrowding.
A consultant found earlier this year that the county could save $22 million over 30 years if it were to build a replacement jail and stops paying neighboring counties to house inmates. The Dallas County Jail has 48 beds, but the county averages 69 prisoners daily.