Preliminary Architectural Report for Public Safety Facility

This document is the culmination of over 5 years of planning and evaluation of our criminal justice system needs.  This is the basis for the call for election on the Public Safety Initiative on November 3rd, 2015.

Jail Working Group


The jail working group is a group of county citizens representing several departments that have come together to review Lewis and Clark County Detention needs.

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In May 2011 an outside group reviewed the Lewis and Clark detention facility, and while it was considered very clean and efficient, it was still lacking in size for the population it is required to detain.  After careful consideration the county has decided to take steps to rectify the issue, one of which is to create the working group.

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The Jail Working Group consists of:

Commissioner Andy Hunthausen- County Commission Office

Sheriff Leo Dutton- Law Enforcement Facility

Undersheriff Jason Grimmis - Law Enforcement Facility


Where and When?

 The Jail Working Group meets each Monday at 1:30 p.m. in room 309, the City and County Building (316 N. Park Avenue, Helena, MT.)

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