Lincoln County, Arkansas

JAIL 1% SALES TAX FACTS
ELECTION ON MAY 22, 2018
CURRENT JAIL
● 4,744 square feet
● 18 bed total, cannot hold women
● 2017 Sales Tax $625,000.00 goes into county general
● Current Jail budget: $509,000.00
● Paying average of $40 per women a day to house women in local counties.
● County has numerous warrants for female that aren’t served due to limited female holding facilities.
24 HOUR JAIL
● Projected Jail Budget: $540,000.00
●18 bed total, cannot hold women
● Housing prisoners outside Lincoln County estimated $569,320.00 per year.
● Estimated Mileage: $49,060.00 per year
● Extra miles and depreciation of county vehicles
● To meet jail standards estimated cost is $3.5 to $4 million dollars for old jail.
● To operate first year as a 24-hour facility will cost county estimated $1,253,119.22.
● An average of 4 trips to take prisoners to and from jail and court.
● Transporting prisoners to and from medical facilities.
● Officers will be out of the county unable to perform duties when transporting prisoners.
PROPOSED NEW JAIL
● 14,000 square feet
● 42 beds total, flexible pods to hold up to 20 women
● 5/8 or .625% of 1% sales tax will pay for construction ($390,000.00) per year
● The 5/8 of the 1% sales tax will end when jail bonds are paid off (estimated 20 to 25 years)
● 3/8 or .375% of 1% sales tax pay for maintenance and operations ($234,375.00) per year
● Estimated Jail Cost: 6 million dollars
● Available beds space to rent to other counties will bring income to Lincoln County.
● Project Life for new jail is 50 years.

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