Bond election set to build bigger Monona County jail

Published: Jan. 13, 2020 at 2:16 PM CST
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County leaders have scheduled a March 3 election on bonds to build a replacement jail in western Iowa's Monona County.

The jail in Onawa was built in 1976 to hold 12 inmates but now regularly holds 20.

Station KTIV reports that the $6.2 million replacement would be built on the northeast side of the courthouse square in Onawa.

It would house up to 32 inmates, with the possibility of expanding to hold as many as 66. It also would have interview rooms and more office space for the sheriff's office and police department.

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