The Bourbon County Law Enforcement Center is nearly ready for inmates, Sheriff Bill Martin said Thursday.
The new center is located at 293 E. 20th Street, just east of Briggs Auto Dealership on Hwy. 69.
“Hopefully within a couple of weeks we’ll be moving in,” Martin said. “Some electrical issues are being addressed, which should fall under warranty work.”
The sheriff gave a tour of the new facility:
3 thoughts on “Law Enforcement Center Readying For Inmates”
Only 6 months behind schedule and who knows how many dollars over budget. Wonder what the interest payments have been for those months? But what the heck, it’s not the private sector where people have to actually do their jobs correctly and as promised, so I’m sure nobody will get fired, suspended without pay, or even written up. On the plus side, we now have a wonderful new hotel in town where only the nicest people will come and stay. And that shiny new jail appears to provide housing that is a serious upgrade to how many of these “guest” live on the outside. Can’t wait to see what happens to Fort Scott’s crime statistics once this jail is filled. I’m betting crime rates DOUBLE within 24 months. Jails and prisons are considered a “Growth Industry” by politicians, but the long-term affects they have in small towns is never good…..This may be the beginning of the end for Fort Scott as you all remember it. 🙁
Clearly you are ignorant to what the process is when building a structure, let alone an oddity like a jail. Are you implying the Sheriff’s Office is responsible for the project delays? If you have an issue, call the contractor or the commissioners, they are the ones responsible. I’m assuming you haven’t been inside of the new jail when they had tours with your comment. I went and the criminals will hate this new jail compared to the old one. Plus it’s a lot more safe and secure which protects the staff from physical harm and the the tax payers from civil litigation! Get informed and before expressing a personal opinion, you owe it to yourself and any who stumbles upon your comments!
I couldn’t imagine a more ignorant thing a person could do, than call a person they don’t know ignorant. That’s called “irony” Tom. Thanks for showing your lack of intelligence and class.
BTW- I was standing right beside you when you toured the facility