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The exterior of the Kandiyohi County Jail in Willmar is shown July 30. A pod in the jail that had gone unused for about three years will be reopened Sept. 1 to accommodate an expected increase in the number of state prisoners housed there under a contract with the state Department of Corrections. Four new corrections officers will be hired as well. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)

Kandiyohi County Jail licensed for full capacity starting Sept. 1 to accommodate more state prisoners

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WILLMAR –– After sitting empty for about three years, an unused pod in the Kandiyohi County Jail will be reopened Sept.1, staffed with four new employees and ready for a new batch of prisoners from the state.

Under a new contract with the state Department of Corrections, Kandiyohi County could house up to 60 prisoners here. The current DOC population in the local jail is already at about 40.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
(320) 894-9750
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