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Woodbury County Jail Referendum Forum, The Exchange 02.26.20

On Wednesday, February 26, Siouxland Public Media hosted a live edition of the Exchange at the Sioux City Public Library. The topic was the Woodbury County jail bond referendum, set for Tuesday, March 3. County residents will decide whether to a 50.3 million dollar bond to pay for a new jail. County leaders and those who work in the jail say it is too crowded and has numerous plumbing, heating and cooling problems. It was built to hold 80 inmates and now it has 230 inmates. We talk about the...

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