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Dakota County Sheriff looks to expand county jail

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DAKOTA CITY, NE (KTIV) - Dakota County Sheriff Chris Kleinberg is taking steps to expand the Dakota County Jail.

He said a Federal Cooperative Agreement Program would give them the revenue to build the additional space. The program will pay the county for housing additional inmates.

Sherriff Kleinberg said the addition would cost around 10 million dollars.

But with time, the program would cover that cost and eventually the rest of the money would be put toward the county.

Right now, the sheriff is working on getting the expansion approved.

"With what I am trying to do here it's not going to cost any money. Really the only thing that would have to happen, that's what I went to the board about, is to get their ideas, and would they be willing to borrow the money it would cost to build this jail, with contracts from the federal government to house their inmates, that would pay that back," said Sherriff Kleinberg.

The jail was already built with expansion in mind, so many elements, including infrastructure and dirt work are already complete.

Leslie London

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