County officials announced today that the Ferris Huber Center, the former work-release jail just off Rimrock Road, will be shut down and converted into the home of the new Crisis […]
Sheriff Kalvin Barrett Calls on County Board to Put Jail Funding On Ba...
The current jail, primarily located above the City-County Building in downtown Madison, was first built in 1953, and contains no medical or mental health beds. Current Dane County Sheriff Kalvin […]
Year in Review: The Uncertain Path of the Dane County Jail
The Dane County Jail, primarily located above the City-County Building in downtown Madison, was first built in 1953, and contains no medical or mental health beds. Instead, jail residents experiencing […]
Dane County Takes Hard Look at Jail Healthcare Provider
Who provides medical assistance for people who are in jail? That is a question the Dane County Board of Supervisors had to answer last week as a contract with a healthcare provider was coming to an end.
Evers Wins Reelection, Barnes Falls Short in Defeating Johnson.
Last night, shortly after midnight, Democratic Governor Tony Evers took the stage at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Madison to deliver his victory speech. It was just moments after he’d […]
Sheriff Kalvin Barrett Takes on Anthony Hamilton for Dane County Sheri...
Kalvin Barrett was appointed Dane County Sheriff by Governor Evers last year, after the retirement of former sheriff David Mahoney. A year and a half later, Barrett is running to […]