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New Floyd County LEC Passes One Month Mark with Inmates

It was just over a month ago that inmates began residing inside the jail cells of the new Floyd County Law Enforcement Center in Charles City.

Chief Deputy Pat Shirley says the inmates were moved from the fourth floor of the courthouse into the LEC January 24th. As of Thursday morning, Shirley says they were holding 17 inmates, which is just over half of their max capacity of 32.

Shirley says inmates have been surprised at how much more they’re separated from each other being housed in the new LEC.

The sheriff’s office moved in about a week prior to the migration of inmates and Shirley says staff couldn’t be happier.

Shirley adds that, first and foremost, the new LEC means better safety and security for staff and inmates.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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