Winona County officials are gathering at the County Government Center this week for a three-day session with the National Institute of Corrections.
Winona County Sheriff Ron Ganrude said the sessions will be devoted to learning about planning for a new jail facility, although there are currently no plans to construct a new county jail.
The Winona County jail has reached its 40th birthday having been opened in 1977. The jail is facing some restrictions on the housing of certain inmates because it has not been meeting all Minnesota state jail standards
The training will take place this Monday through Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
In addition to the sheriff and the jail supervisor, and other members of the sheriff's department, some county board members and other county officials will also be present.
The National Institute of Corrections agreed to hold the sessions in Winona although they are usually held in Denver, Colorado.....