Location of potential new Madison County jail sparks concern

Madison County voters will vote for or against a new county jail in the November election. The potential prison has two possible locations along Highway 412. One of the locations is less than two miles from Camp Noark for the Girl Scouts. “The main thing was for me to learn about the needs of the community and the county,” Girl Scouts regional CEO Dawn Prasifka said. “We were told that the prison was going to be set up at the spot which is less than a mile and a half away.” The potential location raises concerns about the future safety of the camp. detach and come to our woods,” Prasifka said. After several discussions with the Madison County Sheriff, Prasifka is trying to look at the potential new jail in a positive light in our camp space because there is no no jail to put them in,” Prasifka said. “We support this need, our biggest concern is the optics of this jail near the camp. Madison County is hosting four town hall meetings over the next few weeks with the goal to educate the public about the potential new prison Meetings will each be held at 6:00 p.m. at the following locations: Clifty Fire Department on October 14 Huntsville High School Cafeteria on October 18 Kingston VFW Building on October 25 Weslet Fire Depa rtment october 27

Madison County voters will vote for or against a new county jail in the November election.

The potential prison has two possible locations along Highway 412.

One of the locations is less than two miles from Camp Noark for the Girl Scouts.

“The main thing was for me to learn about the needs of the community and the county,” Girl Scouts regional CEO Dawn Prasifka said. “We were told that the prison was going to be set up at the place which is less than a kilometer and a half away.

The potential location raises concerns about the future security of the camp.

“The concern of inmates breaking free and coming to our woods,” Prasifka said.

After several discussions with the Madison County Sheriff, Prasifka tries to see the potential new jail in a positive light.

“We may have unwanted people living in our camp because there is no prison to put them in,” Prasifka said. “We support this need, our biggest concern is the optics of this prison near the camp.”

Madison County is hosting four town hall meetings over the next few weeks in an effort to educate the public about the potential new jail.

The meetings will take place each at 6:00 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Clifty Fire Department on October 14
  • Huntsville High School Cafeteria on October 18
  • VFW building in Kingston on October 25
  • Westlet Fire Department October 27

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