Muskegon County Commissioners Authorize Bond Sale, Investigate Parking at Jail Site

In a 9-0 vote, the county board authorized the issuance of bonds “in the principal amount of not-to-exceed forty ($40) million in total, according to county documents.

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County Selects Architect and Construction Manager for New Jail and Juvenile Center

“This is one of the most comfortable times I have ever felt,” said commissioner Charles Nash. “I think we’ve made a great choice in an architect and a great choice in a construction manager.”

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Petition Opposing New County Jail In Muskegon Heights Delivered To County

On a question from commissioner Jim Derezinski, it was clarified Tuesday that the petition does not specifically oppose a new jail building or retrofitting project. It does however oppose the project within the city limits of Muskegon Heights.

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Muskegon Heights City Council Still Undecided On County Jail Idea

County Commissioner Rillastine Wilkins attended the council’s service meeting ahead of its full council meeting on Monday. She addressed some of the questions various council members asked amongst themselves over the past several weeks.

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Heights City Council Holds Off On County Jail Relocation Support Vote

Regardless of the estimations of cost, the resolution simply functions to put the review committee on notice that the City of Muskegon Heights is in support of the project.

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Alarmed residents organize community meeting to share frustrations with the ban on letters for inmates at the county jail and ideas on how to change the policy.

Sheriff Roesler has banned letter correspondence at the Muskegon County Jail, limiting inmates’ correspondence to standard-sized postcards.

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