Gooding Sheriff Discusses Regional Jail Possibility


By Brittany Cooper

Gooding, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Gooding County Sheriff Shawn Gough spoke to constituents about a regional jail.

The sheriff says they received a letter of intent from Colorado investors, but the investors want guarantees.

Gough is working on getting contracts from other agencies to make the regional jail a reality. Gooding County only has 19 inmates now and would rent 25 beds at the regional jail.

A new jail would help lessen the distance traveled for nearby agencies with overflow. The bigger facility he says would house more people for less money.

The proposed location is in Wendell, just north of the interstate.

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