(Bozeman) – The Gallatin County Detention Center opened for business last week with the transfer of 76 inmates to the new facility.
Under tight security, heavy snow and bad roads inmates were moved from the old jail and the Broadwater County Jail into the new Detention Center.
The transfer was complete early Friday morning.
The inmates were searched, issued new identification, new uniforms and placed in the new housing pods said Detention Center Commander Lieutenant Dan Springer.
“Everything worked as expected, the worst issue was a laminating machine that broke. We are excited for the challenges ahead of us and we thank the community for their support throughout this process,” said Springer.
“This has been the product of a lot of hard work by staff with the support of elected officials and the public,” said Gallatin County Sheriff Jim Cashell. “We have been working toward this for many years.”
County Commissioner Steve White stated he was impressed by the planning and execution of the move. “It went smoothly and according to schedule. This is a great improvement for Gallatin County, the safety of the inmates and employees. It was also on time and on budget.” said Commissioner White. ###
Video Courtesy: Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office.