A cell inside the Portage County Jail in Stevens Point. Sheriff's Department officials say there are too many cells for Huber work release and not enough for maximum security prisoners.
A new jail could be part of the county's new building structure, but what exactly that would entail remains a big question mark.
Portage County Sheriff's Department officials say they need a new jail sooner rather than later because the current jail is obsolete, dangerous and costs the county money.
Sheriff's Department officials put what they call a $15 million placeholder in the county's capital improvement plan in 2017 for a new jail addition to allow the county to house more inmates. ...