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Floyd County Reviews Plans for Jail Operations

Created: 03/31/2014 8:23 PM KAALtv.com

CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) - Floyd County in northeast Iowa is reviewing its plans to move some jail services to another county.
    
Starting in July, the county will send inmates to the newer Mitchell County jail. Officials say it will mitigate liability issues stemming from a jail inspector's comment on poor conditions at the Floyd County jail.
    
The County Board of Supervisors recently met to review how costs will be covered with this move. Charles City Attorney Ralph Smith says the county should contact its insurance carrier to discuss coverage and the jail inspector's comment.
    
The Charles City Press reports (http://bit.ly/1gobq99 ) Smith also asked about the future of the Floyd County jail. County Board Chairman Roy Schwickerat says it's unclear if the move to Mitchell County is a permanent solution.
    
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Information from: Charles City Press, http://www.charlescitypress.com

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