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Legislators Voting On Proposed Dutchess County Jail Plan

Proposed plans for a new Dutchess County Jail to replace the old building will be voted on by legislators Monday night.
Proposed plans for a new Dutchess County Jail to replace the old building will be voted on by legislators Monday night. Photo Credit: Jail Exchange

DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. – Dutchess County legislators will vote on a plan to build a new jail and sheriff's office Monday night, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal.

While the plan would require the county to borrow almost $200 million, legislators are unconcerned about the large increase of debt as a result, the Journal said.

The county's debt would grow to almost $300 million as a result, but fiscal experts have said that the increase isn't an issue, especially as the state has been pushing for new county jail facilities for some time, reported the Poughkeepsie Journal.

County Executive Marc Molinaro acknowledged the debt increase, but called the plan 'socially, economically and financially sound,' the Journal noted.

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