Reno County residents approve new jail issue

Jail Bars (KSN File Photo)
Jail Bars (KSN File Photo)

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HUTCHINSON, Kansas — Reno County residents overwhelmingly approved funding for a new jail Tuesday night.

The $30 million facility will be paid for by a half-cent sales tax.

“We promise to keep our word to the public and do what we told them we’d do. The tax will go off at the end of the payment period, which will be 8 to 10 years,” says Reno County Sheriff Randy Henderson.

Part of the money will used to make secure entrances at the Reno County Courthouse so victims don’t have to see the accused walking through the same corridors.

The jail funding issue passed with 5583 “Yes” votes and 1630 “No” votes. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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