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Gogebic County takes first steps towards new jail


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BESSEMER - Following a recent building study, Gogebic County Board of Commissioners Chair Jim Lorenson concluded that the county needs a new jail. A Jail Committee was formed at the board's meeting on March 23 and it came back to the board Wednesday with a recommendation for a contractor to establish a jail design study.

Lorenson said that the newly appointed committee met with Tom Weber, an independent contractor specializing in justice system and jail program planning facilitation. Weber proposed a contract for a local system assessment for the de...