Washington County to upgrade jail security system
The Washington County Board approved a $1.5 million expense last week to upgrade the jail security system.
The system at the Stillwater facility was originally installed in 1992 and has reached the end of its life span, Washington County Sheriff Bill Hutton said.
The sheriff’s office is able to successfully operate the facility. However, Hutton said, it’s an inefficient process resulting in increased expenses and exposing officers to risks and liabilities.