Red Willow County eyes McCook jail cells

MCCOOK, Neb. (AP) — McCook and Red Willow County officials have been discussing the county’s use of the city’s old jail cells.

If a deal were worked out, the county would use the 96-hour holding cells until the county begins operating its new jail in late 2013.

The cells would become available when the city moves out of its public safety center in December.

The commissioners didn’t make a final decision at their meeting Monday morning but will discuss the idea again next week and at their May 21 meeting.

Without use of the city’s cells until the new county jail is ready, the county would have to immediately send inmates to jails in other counties.