May 31, 2023
RE: Bonneville County Jail Expansion Groundbreaking
The Bonneville County Commissioners and the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office are proud to announce the groundbreaking for the expansion of the Special Handling unit at the Bonneville County Jail (900 Environmental Way), taking place this Thursday June 1st at 9am. This addition to the jail facility will provide more space to house inmates with special needs, such as mental health and chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities, inmates with special medical needs or who are suicidal and a danger to themselves or others. The Sheriff’s Office strives to maintain safety and meet the needs of every inmate who enters the facility, and this expansion will allow staff a better environment to appropriately place inmates who meet these criteria while they are incarcerated.
Additionally, the added space will be used to expand treatment and education opportunities for inmates. Providing inmates resources to educate themselves and improve their life while they are incarcerated contributes to the overall goal of reducing recidivism. “Anything we can do to help someone transition to a positive and productive path when they’re in this situation is a good thing.” said Sheriff Sam Hulse. “Our team plays a big part in encouraging that as much as possible and we see that it makes a difference.”
Anticipated completion date for the expansion is expected to be Fall of 2024. The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office is currently working to fill open Detention Deputy Positions and anticipates hiring additional staff between now and project completion. For more information on starting a career with the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office, visit www.bonnevillesheriff.com.