County Jail Gets High Marks


The Winneshiek County Jail is pictured here. Photo courtesy Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office    

An inspection of Winneshiek County’s jail saw the facility pass state and private muster.

According to a release Oct. 1 from the department, an advocacy group requested a visit last month.

A letter from Disability Rights Iowa released by the sheriff’s office has Whitney Driscoll, a staff attorney, noting the group has no recommendations for the jail at this time.

Driscoll also thanked sheriff Dan Marx.

The point of the visit was noted as “to gain a better understanding of how you provide housing and services to inmates with mental illness and disabilities” as well as talking about preventing suicide with regard to “a county jail setting,” Driscoll noted.

Read more in the Oct. 9 edition of the Calmar Courier