Somerset County Commissioners are meetingthis evening to determine whether they should stop construction on a new jail in Madison. They’re concerned about a plan pitched by Governor Baldacci for the state to take over county jails. If that plan pans out then that could leave the county in debt because of the construction. Officials are expected to make a decision at tonight’s meeting. The statehas created an informational website detailing the governor’s prison and jail consolidation program.
The site has a map of the unified system and highlights issues Baldacci sees as problems.You can also send in your questions and responses will be posted on the site. You can find the page by navigating from this page to the Special Reports page.