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Gogebic County takes first steps towards new jail


April 8, 2022

Zachary Marano/Daily Globe

The Gogebic County Jail is located on Iron Street in Bessemer near the Gogebic County Courthouse. The jail building also includes the Gogebic County Sheriff's Office. County officials have begun a study to looking at building a 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 th...

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