Price goes up on Washington County sh...

Price goes up on Washington County sheriff's office

There are 2 comments on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story from Apr 20, 2008, titled Price goes up on Washington County sheriff's office. In it, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that:

“It just seems the more money we generate with the sales tax, the more we're hell bent to spend that money”

The Washington County Board on Tuesday agreed to add $771,000 to the cost of building a two-story addition for the Sheriff's Department and remodeling the emergency dispatch center and other offices, boosting ... via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Phil in West Bend

United States

#1 Apr 21, 2008
Why don't they set more speed traps and tax more residents for speeding.

Slinger, WI

#2 Sep 29, 2008
i retired from a large sheriff's office in florida and when my career started, a new jail was constructed to house 1500 the time i retired in 2002, the jail housed a population in excess of 2000 inmates with them sleeping on floors or in shifts. had the county commissioners looked ahead, the cost impact of building the jail to the projected growth pattern would have been far less when it was originally constructed than it was twenty years later when they had to again make additions the the jail by federal court order to eliminate over crowding or make the choice to release in some cases dangerous criminals back into the public. it is far less costly to construct it correctly making allowances for growth than to play catch up under threats of law suits and censors from the federal courts and still have to foot the cost of new construction.

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