WICHITA — Metropolitan Detention Kansas pitched a proposal this morning to build up to a 1,080-bed detention facility for Sedgwick County.
It would be a medium security and work release facility.
Under the proposal, Metropolitan Detention would pay for the facility and charge the county a daily fee per inmate.
There would be up to five pods with each pod housing 216 beds.
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Commissioners plan to ask staff to look further into the proposal.
Gary O'Neal, chairman of Metropolitan, presented the plan.