March 7 – CATERING. A number of inmates are expected to be released soon after being released from a number of jurisdictions but closed last year for repairs to the Catering Police Department.
Catering has contracted with Centerville, Morein, Oakwood, the Sinclair Community College Police Department, and West Carrollton to hold prisoners.
The catering facility closed last August as part of a $ 8.96 million upgrade to a police station, but police say it will reopen soon.
“We can still book prisoners now, they can post bonds here, or we can move them to the county depending on their circumstances,” said KPD Lieutenant Lee Sanders. “Once the prison reopens in the next few weeks, we will be able to accommodate prisoners here, rather than transferring them directly to the county.”
Between August 1, 2020, and the second half of Thursday, 284 inmates were transferred from Catering Jail to the county, Sanders said.
The additional transfers “did not cause overcrowding problems” with the Dayton facility, said Christine Ton of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
Sanders said that “most of the prisoners we transfer to the county jail immediately after arrest will be transferred there the next morning,” so there was no significant change in the number of inmates transferred to the county jail.
“Under normal circumstances, we hold prisoners and keep them overnight until the trial,” he added. “If they are not released by the court, we take them to the county, with few exceptions. “The only difference now is that we do not keep them overnight as we used to, so the number of prisoners transferred there will be about the same as it would be if our prison were 100% open.”
After getting married, female prisoners always moved to the county, Sanders said.
The Catering Jail has seven cells, and the city has several-year contracts with territorial jurisdictions that do not have long-term detention facilities.
According to the Centerville Police Department, his contract with Kettering for at least 40 years was recently renewed, according to John Davis, CPD Community Liaison Officer.
Centerville has a temporary detention facility designed to accommodate up to five adults and two minors for no more than five hours.
“Currently, our facility is only used to process a prisoner before he or she is transferred,” he said.
Renovation of the Catering Police Department will increase the office space for the head, administration and administrative staff, city officials said. It will also upgrade the facility with new HVAC mechanical equipment.
Officials say the entire project will be completed by July 1.
CLOSURE OF THE LOBBY
The recent renovation of the Catering Police Department prompted the closure of the downstairs lobby, but it is expected to reopen “very soon,” officials said. According to the police, the aid seekers are directed to the lobby upstairs with signs, where they can be sent by phone.