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Group pitches detention facility to Sedgwick County

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.

Commissioners plan to ask staff to look further into the proposal.

Gary O'Neal, chairman of Metropolitan, presented the plan.