Rock County Jail renovations increasing safety
Construction at the Rock County Jail is starting to pay off. Sheriff Bob Spoden says they're now using a safer and more efficient receiving area. Kyle Geissler reports.
JANESVILLE The Rock County Sheriff says renovations and a change in philosophy are the reasons the jail's booking area is safer then it used to be.
Bob Spoden says they want to give inmates an incentive to cooperate. Inmates who cooperate with jail staff now have access to a bathroom, telephone, and television in the new booking area.
The new booking area is part of renovations that started at the jail more than a year ago.
Spoden says the previous booking area was sometimes chaotic and lead to confrontations between inmates and between inmates and officers.
Renovation efforts are now focused on a new medical area for the jail.