Lincoln County, Arkansas

    1% Jail Sales Tax

    JAIL 1% SALES TAX FACTS
    ELECTION ON MAY 22, 2018
    CURRENT JAIL
    ● 4,744 square feet
    ● 18 bed total, cannot hold women
    ● 2017 Sales Tax $625,000.00 goes into county general
    ● Current Jail budget: $509,000.00
    ● Paying average of $40 per women a day to house women in local counties.
    ● County has numerous warrants for female that aren’t served due to limited female holding facilities.
    24 HOUR JAIL
    ● Projected Jail Budget: $540,000.00
    ●18 bed total, cannot hold women
    ● Housing prisoners outside Lincoln County estimated $569,320.00 per year.
    ● Estimated Mileage: $49,060.00 per year
    ● Extra miles and depreciation of county vehicles
    ● To meet jail standards estimated cost is $3.5 to $4 million dollars for old jail.
    ● To operate first year as a 24-hour facility will cost county estimated $1,253,119.22.
    ● An average of 4 trips to take prisoners to and from jail and court.
    ● Transporting prisoners to and from medical facilities.
    ● Officers will be out of the county unable to perform duties when transporting prisoners.
    PROPOSED NEW JAIL
    ● 14,000 square feet
    ● 42 beds total, flexible pods to hold up to 20 women
    ● 5/8 or .625% of 1% sales tax will pay for construction ($390,000.00) per year
    ● The 5/8 of the 1% sales tax will end when jail bonds are paid off (estimated 20 to 25 years)
    ● 3/8 or .375% of 1% sales tax pay for maintenance and operations ($234,375.00) per year
    ● Estimated Jail Cost: 6 million dollars
    ● Available beds space to rent to other counties will bring income to Lincoln County.
    ● Project Life for new jail is 50 years.