New or Upgraded Fond du Lac County Jail Likely In Next Five Years

(Fond du Lac) Fond du Lac County Executive Al Buechel figures sometime in the next five years the county will have to build a new jail or upgrade their current facility. He says a study committee will have to be put together to study their options. Buechel says less staff would be needed for a new jail, but there are some drawbacks to that as well such as having to transport inmates for court appearances. He says the Sheriff’s Department and courts have done well to keep the inmate population down, but it grows every year.