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Coshocton County

Public Safety
Facility

Constructed in 1973 Proposed Public Safety Facility


IS THERE A NEED FOR A NEW
FACILITY?
State Mandated
Requirements
1. 5120:8-01(A)(12) Every prisoner must be assigned a bed
2. 5120:8-02(B)(2) Violent and non-violent offenders must be
separated
3. 5120:18-04(A) Jail must not exceed rated capacity
4. 5120:1-04(B) Must provide seating accommodations
5. 5120:1-8-05(E) Provide sufficient reading light and interior
lighting
6. 5120:1-8-05(G)(1) Provide sufficient lighting for security,
natural light
7. 5120:1-8-11(E) Provide area for programming
8. 5120:1-8-15 Provide area for segregating inmates
9. 5120:1-8-11(A) Provide indoor and outdoor recreation
10.5120:1-10-03(A)(5) Establish communication between
staff posts,
control, and prisoner occupied areas.
Current Conditions
•Reduced Criminal Sentences
•Delayed Entry into Jail
•Judges Use Alternative Sanctions other
than Jail
• Limited Counseling Programs
• Limited Work Release
• Waiting List
“Overcrowding
• Delayed Serving ofand Lack of
Warrants

Space”
• Rated Capacity of Existing Jail: 17
• Today’s Average Prisoner Population:
65.15
Factors Contributing to
Jail Overcrowding
• Senate Bill 2 / Truth in Sentencing.
• Sex Offender Laws Are Being
Introduced with Mandatory Jail Time.
• Theft Laws Are Being Introduced with
Mandatory Jail Time.
• Female Crime Rate Is Rising.
• DUI and Felony Cases Are Rising.
• The Public Is Demanding that
Criminals Be Locked Up.
Serious
Escape Attempts
Problems
Overcrowding

Building Code
Violations
Public Safety
Staff Safety
Mechanical Systems
Failure

Reduced
Efficiency

No Program
Space
Major Building Maintenance
Issues
The County’s Options
• Find and Lease Space in other Jails =
$$$
(other jails must detain their prisoners
first)
• Continue to Defer Waiting List and Delay
Warrant Service
• Prolong County’s Liability

OR
• Build a New Facility for Punishment /
Deterrence
AND
Financing a New Facility
Picture 3
What Shall We Do?
• The Decision to Build a Public Safety Facility Is
up to the Tax Payers.
• The Public Safety Facility Construction Cost Is
Estimated to be $16 Million.
• Each Year We Delay Construction, the Price
Goes up
2.5 to 4%.
• Liability Surrounding Our Current Conditions,
Code Violations, and State Mandates Make
New Construction Inevitable.
• We Cannot Rely on Other Counties to Hold Our
Prisoners.
• The Cost to Hold Our Prisoners in Other
Counties Will Exceed New Construction Costs.
Thank You

• The Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office Is


Honored to Serve Its Citizens.
• I Ask that You Consider the Issues
Revealed in this Presentation and Vote
Accordingly.
• Any Questions or Comments May Be
Directed to myself, Sheriff Tim Rogers,
at 740-622-2411 or
sheriffrogers@coshoctoncounty.net.