3 Southeast Neb. Counties Discuss Regional Jail

jail-cell(AP) — Officials from three southeast Nebraska counties have held preliminary talks about establishing a regional jail.

Gage, Jefferson and Saline county officials met earlier this month and said the meeting was productive.

Under one scenario under discussion, inmates awaiting trial and unable to make bond and sentenced inmates from the three counties would be housed in a Saline County facility while 96-hour holding facilities would house other inmates.

Jefferson County Commissioner Michael Dux says he thinks “it’s something certainly worth looking into and it seems to me Saline County has space.”