Houghton Jail Fact Sheet-One Page Description
Pro and Con
Proposed Addition Floor 1 Proposed Addition Floor 2
Daily Mining Gazette Editorial Feb. 24, 2018 Jail Millage's Lack of Public Input by Faith Morrison
UPEA comments from Karin Cooper and Rod Miller.
The solutions presented may not solve every issue, but we believe it is a good solution for the jail for many reasons:
* conforms to jail construction standards
* improves security for the public, corrections staff, and courthouse employees by providing interior connection to the courthouse
* provides flexibility for classification and separation of inmates
* more controlled and observable movement paths (safety)
* cost-effective for construction, efficiency, and operations
HOUGHTON COUNTY FACILITIES/JAIL, COURTHOUSE, SHERIFF'S OFFICE LEAGUE POLICY The League of Women Voters of the Copper Country supports the construction of a new Houghton County Jail building (to replace the facility in existence as of 04/2007) with adequate facilities for functional, cost and energy efficient, secure operation in compliance with State Administrative Rule requirements, as set forth in the Rules for Jails, Lockups and Security Camps. LWVCC supports comprehensive planning to include the needs of the offices housed in the historic Courthouse, including Administrative offices, the Courts and also the administrative offices of the Sheriff's department as well as the Jail.
The presentation will focus on Michigan and on the recent Supreme Court decision on redistricting in Arizona. A documentary film on Gerrymandering, the current state of redistricting and its impact on voters will be presented and discussed.
The Library is located at 58 Huron St in Houghton. Light refreshments will be provided. For additional information, you can contact Mary Marchaterre at firstname.lastname@example.org or 906-483-2291.