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NIC to present jail observations at town hall meeting

News from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office

POLSON – Beginning on Nov. 29 and continuing through Nov. 30, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) will be on-site at the Lake County Courthouse and jail to conduct a Jail and Justice System Assessment. NIC has distributed surveys to various local and state justice system entities and while here in Polson, they will be conducting interviews with local stakeholders and entities regarding issues surrounding the jail and justice system in Lake County. This will also include a physical inspection of the jail and jail procedures and policies.

Last spring, Sheriff Bell requested the assistance of the NIC to conduct this study, which will be done free of charge by NIC. The purpose is to evaluate things we can do better with the facility and systems we have, as well as provide helpful feedback in the planning process of a new facility.  

Following this study, the NIC team will communicate at a town hall meeting their observations with local officials and the public at large. The town hall meeting will be held Friday, Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to noon in the third floor conference room of the Lake County Courthouse.

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