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Aging jail needs major maintenance, upgrades

May 11, 2015

Since opening in 1987, the Yellowstone County jail has run at full-tilt.

Designed for 174 inmates, the building’s systems operate 24/7 year-round to service a daily prisoner population that now runs from about 430 inmates to 470 inmates.

Jail officials have a wishlist of capital and maintenance items they say are needed to upgrade the 28-year-old building.

Read more: http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/aging-jail-needs-major-maintenance-upgrades/article_b0ac3afb-e75d-5b4b-a69a-cddc24c0b2f7.html#ixzz3ZrCsPslU

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