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Jail Door Safety Modification

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $16,098)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The grantee will utilize grant funds to complete minor renovation within the county's jail facility. Specifically, some jail doors and locks will be replaced.

This project is being proposed, as the county jail has heavy wear on jail locks and outdated doors - this poses an officer safety concern. The jail is in need of system improvements with door and lock renovation. Grant funds will be used to change some heavy solid metal swinging doors to sliding bar doors, as well as, retrofit some antiquated locks. This renovation will improve officer safety by allowing the officers to see inside the cell, and not allowing inmates to hide behind the solid steel doors. This retrofit to antiquated doors and locks will be a significant improvement to the existing correctional facility.


Date Created: August 21, 2011