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Rugby Jail Upgrading

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Eight months after the state cracked down on a regional jail in Rugby, the new administrator of the facility says things are looking up.

The Heart of America Correctional and Treatment Center was cited with a noncompliance order by the state Department of Corrections in September.

The order came after an escape from the jail in June, and August incident where a prisoner being transported jumped out of the vehicle.

Since the state action, operation of the jail has been taken over by Pierce County Sheriff Matt Lunde.

This week, Lunde said changes have been made to address the problems identified by the Department of Corrections.

(Matt Lunde, Pierce County Sheriff) "We're about 85% to 90% done with all the items that they had either suggested or said that we exactly need to make our facility a little more compliant and actually we're doing more upgrades, more than what they really wanted."

Lunde says the goal is to prove to the local counties and agencies that send prisoners to the Rugby jail, that it is completely safe.

The noncompliance order from the Department of Corrections lasts for 18 months.

After that, the state will re-assess the facility.

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