Iron County approves new jail deal with Lac du Flambeau tribe
HURLEY — The Iron County Board of Supervisors Wednesday approved a deal allowing Lac du Flambeau inmates to be incarcerated in the Iron County Jail.
“I’ve got room to house prisoners,” sheriff Tony Furyk told the board of supervisors’ finance committee in November when he first brought up the deal. “I certainly don’t want to refuse prisoners because it generates income here. I have an empty jail.”
According to the information presented at the finance committee meeting, the program would be funded through a grant obtained by the tribe.