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Davis County Residents Will Vote on Jail Expansion

Davis County Residents Will Vote on Jail Expansion

Posted - Sep. 8, 2004 at 7:05 a.m.



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FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) -- Davis County residents will vote in November on a $24.8 million bond to fund expansion of the county's crowded jail.

County commissioners voted Tuesday to put the issue on the ballot.

Bountiful resident Frank Cline told the commissioners that instead of expanding the jail, its inmates convicted of felonies should be housed at the state prison.

County Commissioner Dan McConkie said judges have a right to sentence felons to the county jail as part of their probation, and it's the county's job to honor that.

The 400-bed addition is expected to be full in 14 years.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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