Lee County Jail

Rise in Female Population
10:30 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Lee County Adding Cells

Lee County is moving ahead with plans for a roughly $500,000 expansion of its jail.

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Female Inmate Population Rising
10:23 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Lee County to Expand Jail

Lee County will add more beds to its jail to account for a growing population.

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Mooar/Powdertown Potential Site
7:09 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Lee County Signs Sewer Agreement

Lee County has decided to help one of its unincorporated communities with a proposed sewer project.

The Board of Supervisors has entered into a new 28-E agreement with Regional Utility Service Systems (RUSS). 

RUSS is an organization based in Mount Pleasant that helps rural communities secure state and/or federal money for sewer projects.

Supervisor Ernie Schiller says this agreement will allow RUSS to start the preliminary engineering work for a potential sanitary sewer system in the Mooar/Powdertown area north of Keokuk.

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Board Commissions Report
5:00 am
Wed March 28, 2012

Lee County Jail Expansion Possible

The Lee County Board of Supervisors says it needs more information before signing off on an expansion of the Lee County Correctional Center.

The panel hopes to obtain that information from Midwest Construction Consultants.

The Houghton-based firm oversaw the renovation and expansion of the jail that was completed just a couple years ago.

The board has agreed to pay MCC up to $2,500 to study the need for additional cells and to develop a proposal that includes usage, costs, and timeline.

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More Female Inmates
8:40 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Lee Co. Jail Nearing Capacity

Lee County Correctional Center

Lee County could be forced to expand its jail earlier than anticipated.

A major expansion and renovation of the Lee County Correctional Center wrapped up in mid-2010.

The roughly $6-million dollar project pushed the current capacity of the facility to 92 inmates.

It also improved security and made it easier for correctional officers to oversee more inmates.

Another aspect of the expansion/renovation put the infrastructure (water, electric) in place to allow the jail to eventually be expanded to hold up to 144 inmates.

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