Oxbow to Remain Closed

Oxbow to Remain Closed

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(KSL News) The Salt Lake County Sheriff isn't going to get funding for the re-opening of the Oxbow Jail.

Sheriff Jim Winder had asked the Salt Lake County Council for $5.9 million to re-open the facility and ease overcrowding in the jail system. He said the cost of re-opening Oxbow could be offset by housing federal prisoners, which would bring in about $2 million in revenue annually.

Council members who voted against the plan said the county needs a criminal justice master plan before they decide whether to re-open the facility.

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