Superior closes city jail

Orders nuisance property abatements


August 17, 2023

The decision was made Monday evening by the Superior City Council. The Superior hoosegow is now closed.

Though located in various places, the community had maintained its own jail since the early days of the community when a railroad boxcar was adapted for use of a jail. But just because the local jail is closed, that does not mean scofflaws can escape jail time. There are alternative facilities in nearby counties ready to accept Superior prisoners.

Since the Public Service Building was constructed about 50 years ago, the jail was located across the hall from the police station.

The jail was o...

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