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The current Lawrence County Jail

  • Current capacity 52
     

  • Built 1986 by Branco of Neosho to replace the 1874 jail. Warren and Goodin Architects.
     

  • 58x70, 4060 square feet.
     

  • Began as 24 beds but was expanded to 52 over the years by moving sheriff’s offices out.
     

  • It replaced the 1874 jail, which also was 24 beds, but the county could only use 15 due to condition.
     

  • Four sheriffs have served in the current jail:
    Sheriff Dave Tatum (1981-1996)
    Sheriff Doug Seneker (1997-2004)
    Sheriff Ed Weisacosky (2005-2008)
    Sheriff Brad DeLay (2008-Present)

     

  • Average Daily Population (ADP)
    2016 - 72 + 10 on electronic monitoring
    2017 - 75 + 41 on electronic monitoring
    2018 - 74 + 34 on electronic monitoring
    2019 - 77 + 40 on electronic monitoring
    2020 - 71 + 63 on electronic monitoring
    2021 - 77 + 71 on electronic monitoring

     

  • Annual cost to board inmates in other counties
    2013 - $12,291

    2014 - $50,435
    2015 - $142,442
    2016 - $249,355
    2017 - $284,403
    2018 - $355,742
    2019 - $318,170
    2020 - $350,463
    2021 - $428,000 to date (at this monthly average, total for year would reach $513,600)