(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.
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.
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.