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County Toys w/Private Jail Idea

The Kootenai County commissioners are still pursuing the option of a new, privately funded jail, but are reconsidering partnering with the city of Coeur d'Alene on a new downtown parking garage. These were among several long-term plans the commissioners discussed on Thursday at a strategic planning meeting in the officials' boardroom. Commissioner Dan Green said he just gave Rocky Mountain Corrections the green light to conduct a feasibility study on funding a new county jail with private investments. He requested the firm provide more details on the pitch it gave this June, which he thought was vague in key areas/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: On the surface, do you think the idea of a private county jail is a good one?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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