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Flathead County jail expansion opens

Friday, July 14, 2017  
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A $1.64 million expansion of the Flathead County jail opened July 2, adding 40 beds to the chronically overcrowded adult detention center.

Space was created by remodeling the second floor of the Justice Center where the County Attorney office complex was located, Kalispell's Daily Inter Lake reports.

County officials acknowledge it’s a temporary fix until a game plan for a new jail is developed. To that end, Flathead County will send members of a jail planning group to Bozeman this week to tour the Gallatin County Detention Center.