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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 is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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