Tours offered of Johnson County Courthouse, jail in advance of election

Voters are being asked to approve a $43.5 million bond issue to help build a justice center

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Gregg Hennigan

IOWA CITY – A public tour of the Johnson County Courthouse is being offered the day before a special election on a criminal justice center.

The 45-minute tour starts at 4 p.m. May 6. Call the Johnson County Attorney’s Office at (319) 339-6100 to reserve a spot.

A 45-minute tour of the county jail will be held at 6 p.m. May 2. Anyone interested should contact Capt. Dave Wagner at (319) 356-6020 ext. 1035 or dmwagner@co.johnson.ia.us.

Voters are being asked to approve a $43.5 million bond issue to help build a justice center, which would have a 195-bed jail and court space. County and court officials say the current jail and courthouse are too small and unsafe.

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