Why connect to the courthouse?

The current location west of the courthouse is an ideal and practical location.  By connecting to the existing courthouse, thus keeping inmates secured within the same walls, transporting inmates to District and Magistrate court is safer and more efficient versus transporting from another location.  The Sheriff’s Office conducts Courthouse and Courtroom Security, by being connected, this allows for immediate response to any emergencies and allows for efficient workflow between the other county departments located in the courthouse.

A majority of the property where the new facility will be constructed is currently owned by the county, adjacent property will need to be acquired in the future.  This location cost would be cheaper than buying commercial land elsewhere, which may or may not be in the downtown area of Charles City, or even in town at all.  

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1. Why is a new Jail needed?
2. Are the plans for just a jail?
3. What is the total project cost?
4. What is the cost to taxpayers?
5. Have officials done their homework?
6. Who is responsible for the jail?
7. Why is the project being planned now?
8. When will the project begin?
9. What will happen if we do nothing?
10. What is the cost of delaying the project?
11. Can the current Jail and Sheriff's Office be remodeled?
12. Can we tour the Jail and Sheriff's Office?
13. Where will the new facility be built?
14. How was the size of the facility determined?
15. Why not wait to build and would it save money?
16. Who is held in the jail?
17. Who oversees the Sheriff and Jail Administrator of the jail?
18. How will a new facility be different?
19. What safety/security issues does the current jail have?
20. What current issues does the Sheriff's Office have?
21. What is PREA and what impact is there on the Floyd County Jail?
22. Will this facility house the Charles City Police Department?
23. If the Jail and Sheriff's Office had been better maintained, would a new law enforcement center still be needed?
24. Why connect to the courthouse?
25. How does the law enforcement center compare in size to the current facility?
26. Why is the Communications Center being relocated?
27. Is this situation unique to Floyd County?
28. Where can I find more information on this project?