(Iron Mountain - December 29, 2017) - The new heating system at the Dickinson County Correctional Center has been unable to maintain required temperatures in one section of the jail during the recent cold spell.

As outside temperatures dropped, so did the temperature in the jail.  On Tuesday, when temperatures barely broke the zero mark, the system was unable to bring the temperature above 68 in one of the cell blocks.

According to a report by County Controller Brian Bousley, his office and the Sheriff's Department have been working with Trane, the manufacturer of the heating and cooling system, in an ongoing effort to resolve the problem.

Bousley said that the company is custom fabricating several components which they believe will resolve the issue.

The controller will be meeting with Trane officials, whom he says have assured him that they will continue working with the County until the issue is resolved.

Considering the fact that the cold weather will be around for awhile and that the jail is chronically overbooked, it's a safe bet that someone will be asking for extra blankets.

 

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