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Re: New Hamilton County Jail
« Reply #245 on: January 21, 2008, 12:21:20 PM »
If a new jail levy comes on the ballot, this will make it harder for it to pass.  People will say "look at those empty beds we had in Butler County....."

Oh don't worry, I'm pretty confident that the county will be sued before another ballot measure is put forth.  Thus forcing us to build a new facility and costing taxpayers even more money.

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Re: New Hamilton County Jail
« Reply #246 on: January 21, 2008, 12:27:20 PM »
If a new jail levy comes on the ballot, this will make it harder for it to pass.  People will say "look at those empty beds we had in Butler County....."

Oh don't worry, I'm pretty confident that the county will be sued before another ballot measure is put forth.  Thus forcing us to build a new facility and costing taxpayers even more money.

True, I can see that happening, especially with the condition of the Queensgate facility.  The jail downtown was built as the result of a lawsuit in the '80s.

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Re: New Hamilton County Jail
« Reply #247 on: February 22, 2008, 10:52:51 AM »
Jail funding high on county's state capital wish list
BY DAN MONK | CINCINNATI BUSINESS COURIER
February 22, 2008


CINCINNATI - For every state dollar local civic groups want to spend on entertainment, Hamilton County wants $2.07 for new jails.

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Re: New Hamilton County Jail
« Reply #248 on: April 02, 2008, 07:37:34 AM »
Hamilton Co. pays $10K,to settle suit
Money goes for attorney's fees from litigation over jail campaign
BY JESSICA BROWN | JLBROWN@ENQUIRER.COM

April 2, 2008


Hamilton County is shelling out $10,000 in taxpayer money to settle a federal lawsuit stemming from the unsuccessful jail tax campaign last year.

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http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080402/NEWS01/804020349/1056/COL02
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Re: New Hamilton County Jail
« Reply #249 on: August 12, 2008, 08:09:37 AM »
Early releases from jail down
Crowding eases despite voter rejection of tax
http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080812/NEWS01/808120315/1055/NEWS

A year ago, supporters of a tax increase for a bigger Hamilton County jail and more safety programs said the plan was critical to avoid a public safety crisis.

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Re: New Hamilton County Jail
« Reply #250 on: February 23, 2009, 12:49:15 PM »
One jail in county has room
River City facility's rules block others' overflow
http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20090223/NEWS0107/902230347/1055/NEWS

Jail space is so tight at the Hamilton County Justice Center that many inmates are released before they see the inside of a cell. Yet 4.25 miles away, a state-run treatment jail with room for 216 inmates regularly is about 17 percent empty.

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Re: New Hamilton County Jail
« Reply #251 on: February 24, 2009, 02:02:33 PM »
Could either Mercy Mt. Airy or Western Hills Hospitals ever be converted to a jail?   
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Re: Cincinnati: New Hamilton County Jail
« Reply #252 on: March 06, 2009, 11:21:39 AM »
County adds new jail to stimulus request list
http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?Category=blog02&plckController=Blog&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog%3aec38bb2b-982e-46ba-819a-da01a547e8eaPost%3aba0e860a-09ec-4f20-964b-c4f30508db21&s

Tucked into the Ohio stimulus request (page 22) is a Hamilton County request for a new jail. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is seeking $90 million to build a new jail. The facility would apparently be geared toward mentally  ill inmates. "The facility would benefit the mental health community and the medical needs of incarcerated population of Hamilton County," the request states.

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Re: Cincinnati: New Hamilton County Jail
« Reply #253 on: March 07, 2009, 02:28:28 PM »
New jail, rehiring deputies on stimulus list
http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20090307/NEWS0108/903070355/1055/NEWS

A vague proposal to build a new jail in Hamilton County and one to rehire laid-off deputies have worked their way into the list of more than 13,000 projects in Ohio vying for federal stimulus money.

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Re: Cincinnati: New Hamilton County Jail
« Reply #254 on: March 27, 2010, 10:05:40 AM »
What happend to the jail on the list?

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Re: Cincinnati: New Hamilton County Jail
« Reply #255 on: May 27, 2016, 10:06:33 AM »
I find it a little funny that Hamilton County moved the Board of Elections to Norwood because rent is cheaper and it's a "better location" for people who want to drive to vote early, yet the Hamilton County Jail is still located in the Central Business District, which is possibly the least productive use of that land imaginable.
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Re: Cincinnati: New Hamilton County Jail
« Reply #256 on: May 27, 2016, 10:23:42 AM »
What they should do, if they had unlimited money, is build a new jail somewhere and consolidate all their offices into a new tower where the jail is now. You could have a few temporary cells in the tower for those on trial at the courthouse (unnoticeable from the outside.) Then they could sell off all the surrounding buildings for conversion into residential.
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Re: Cincinnati: New Hamilton County Jail
« Reply #257 on: May 27, 2016, 10:40:23 AM »
They could do that now if they had the political will to do so. They own a number of historic buildings downtown that could be sold off to developers and converted into condos or apartments. (I would definately consider buying a condo in the Alms & Doepke building.) If Hamilton County actually sold these buildings at their market value, they could use those proceeds to either build a new office building downtown or rent space in existing downtown office buildings.
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Re: Cincinnati: New Hamilton County Jail
« Reply #258 on: May 27, 2016, 01:10:04 PM »
@thebillshark - in terms of very blue sky thinking, was it you who threw out the idea a few years ago to build a replacement for US Bank Arena on the footprint of the current jail?  That is still my favorite pipe dream to envision every time I'm walking by the jail.

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Re: Cincinnati: New Hamilton County Jail
« Reply #259 on: May 27, 2016, 01:36:17 PM »
No that wasn't me. Randy and the team at UrbanCincy proposed an arena to be connected to the casino, but that was on the other (east) side of it between Reading Rd and Gilbert Ave. I think. Interesting idea though
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Re: Cincinnati: New Hamilton County Jail
« Reply #260 on: June 14, 2017, 02:45:23 PM »
Hamilton County sheriff declares 'state of emergency' at jail due to overcrowding

The Hamilton County Justice Center is outside acceptable practices and operating "far below" state jail minimum standards, Sheriff Jim Neil wrote in a letter to Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune Wednesday.

Ohio's jail minimum standards set requirements for numerous aspects of jails, including the size and maximum occupancy of holding cells, housing cells, sleeping dorms and day areas.

Neil has also been reaching out to neighboring counties to determine their ability to house inmates in an effort to alleviate overcrowding.
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Re: Cincinnati: New Hamilton County Jail
« Reply #261 on: June 14, 2017, 02:56:52 PM »
The Queensgate jail has been closed for at least five years.  It's still there and its basketball courts are still protected by razor wire. 

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Re: Cincinnati: New Hamilton County Jail
« Reply #262 on: June 14, 2017, 03:48:01 PM »
^December 2008
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