Sheriff Makes Pitch For New Jail On Island

The Dukes County Sheriff Robert Ogden says he can’t support a measure being considered by the state legislature that would create a five-year moratorium on new jail construction.

The Sheriff told the legislative committee that he is overseeing a 150-year-old lockup that needs either a complete revamp or a brand-new structure.

The Governor has already proposed about 8 million dollars for renovations and modular cells, but he says that may not even be enough.

Governor Baker vetoed a similar bill last year.

Governor Healey says she would support a moratorium but only if it does not interfere with providing safe facilities across the state.

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