Court Dismisses Challenge To Jail

The state Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge to construction of a new jail in Bonneville County, and local officials say that puts an end to the debate.

The high court without comment refused to consider Randell Brown’s appeal of a lower court’s dismissal of his claim that the bonds approved to finance the $7.4 million project were invalid because county officials lied about details of the proposal.

Financing for the 280-bed facility was narrowly approved in May.

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