Bonner County unveils new juvenile detention center

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by KREM.com & Cole Heath

KREM.com

Posted on April 23, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 23 at 6:41 PM

SANDPOINT, Idaho-- After years of planning, Bonner County unveiled its new detention center in Sandpoint.

The 27 bed facility will house more than double the juveniles of the old building.

The new detention center opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony. It replaces a facility that’s more than 20 years old.

Dozens checked out the center during its grand opening.

Workers are still making some final touches, but the tours end more than three years of planning.

The building replaces a home just up the street. It may look like your grandma's home rather than a detention center. It only housed about ten kids.

The new facility coasts $4.6 million.

Juveniles will be moved into these cells at the end of the month.

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