Board of County Commissioners

Posted on: January 30, 2014

Lucas County Sheriff and Lucas County Commissioners to Hold Kick Off Meeting of the New Jail

January 29, 2014 ~ The Sheriff and Lucas County Commissioners will hold the Kick-Off Meeting of the New Jail Feasibility Study with its jail contractor, the DLR Group, this afternoon from 2:00pm until 4:00pm at the EMS Training Facility located at 2127 Jefferson Street.

This is a significant step in determining the feasibility of replacing the current Lucas County Corrections Center (“LCCC”). Today’s meeting will cover the project approach and work plan, jail design considerations, and project timeline.

The DLR Group consultant will collect, analyze, and project appropriate jail population, programming and bed requirements for a new correctional facility; develop a needs assessment and new facility pre-architectural program; and assemble a report to convey the feasibility of replacing the current correctional facility.

The LCCC serves as the booking and pre-trial holding facility for the County and its twenty-one subdivisions, including five municipalities, the Court of Common Pleas and four municipal courts. Recognizing that the LCCC serves as a driving force in the region’s criminal justice system, the Board of Commissioners established a partnership with local governments, courts, law enforcement, community correctional programming resources, and mental health service providers to study opportunities to create operational efficiencies in a new, refurbished, or repurposed LCCC.

Lucas County and its partners have found that its correctional center is operationally obsolete and provides an inefficient setting for inmates and staff. The building’s format requires notably more personnel than similar facilities and its physical plant has reached its useful life. It is essential that the feasibility of replacing the correctional center be considered for the long-term fiscal stability of Lucas County. A new, refurbished, or repurposed facility would provide shared services, cost savings, and a modern approach to Lucas County’s correctional system needs.

WHAT: Kick-Off Meeting of the New Jail Feasibility Study

WHO: Board of Lucas County Commissioners, Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp, DLR Group, Law Enforcement & Officials from Lucas County Court of Common Pleas, Toledo Municipal Court, the Cities of Oregon, Sylvania, & Toledo

WHEN: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M.

WHERE: EMS Training Center, 2127 Jefferson Street

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