Stoddard County’s new jail to open in April

Holding Area for the Inmates

BLOOMFIELD, Mo. (KBSI) – Stoddard County Sheriff Department’s new jail facility is nearing completion.  

Chief Deputy Andrew Holden explained that the original jail held a maximum capacity of 28 inmates. Although, the average was 75 inmates per day.  

“We had to do something to expand our facility,” said Holden.  

More than $10 million was used to support the building of the new facility as well as a remodel of the old one. The jail will hold more than 100 inmates.  

The new jail will feature new appliances including new washers and dryers, a walk-in cooler and freezer, and a larger kitchen.  

It will also feature new security features to monitor the inmates more efficiently.  

The renovation is still taking place. However, the current inmates will be transitioning to the new building on April 4.  

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