How many beds may be used for boarding from other facilities?
Any beds not being used for Goodhue County Detainees can be used to board detainees from other jurisdictions. Although our facility size is placed at 170, our official operating capacity is set at 153 and we strive to stay within that number. In July of 2000 our average daily population was about 45 detainees with ¼ to ½ of those being boarded in from other jurisdictions. In 2001 our average daily population increased to around 112 with about 2/3rds being boarded detainees. We now average between 120 and 130 detainees daily with ½ to ¾ being boarded in. We do a large board trade with the surrounding counties and the southeast corner of the state, with Dakota County housing the biggest number; on average 40 +, but we also house large numbers for Winona, Wabasha, Houston and Dodge Counties and lesser numbers for Mower, Fillmore, Freeborn, Rice, and Waseca Counties. We will however accept boards from any jurisdiction within the state that needs the beds; provided we have the beds available.

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1. What is the total size of the detention center?
2. What is the size of a typical cell?
3. What is the capacity of the detention center?
4. What was the total cost of the detention center construction?
5. Why are there no bars?
6. How are the doors operated?
7. Why are there so many windows?
8. Are all the cells the same?
9. How many detainees are booked in annually?
10. How many beds may be used for boarding from other facilities?
11. How much is the per diem charged to other facilities for boarding detainees?
12. What types of detainees can be placed in the Goodhue County Adult Detention Center?
13. Is the staff safe in this type of detention center?
14. What weapons, if any, is staff allowed to carry for protection and security?
15. What kind of training is required of staff?
16. What is the detainee improvement account?
17. What is a booking fee?
18. What are co-pays?