MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. – For years Macomb County has wrestled with the problem of an aging county jail and now there's talk of a major millage campaign to build the most expensive jail the state has ever seen.
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Sheriff Tony Wickersham and county executive Mark Hackel, the former sheriff, invited Local 4 in to a sweltering intake cell usually used for inmates detoxing or sobering up. The cell has been used since 1951.
Officials are proposing a millage that would likely cost the average homeowner around $98 per year for twenty years.