Seal of Dane County County of Dane
Dane County Sheriff's Office

City County Building Resident Reallocation


Without a safe facility in Dane County, the Sheriff’s Office will begin reallocating residents to other county jails. “A lack of safe and humane jail space, along with ongoing staffing shortages, has brought us to the difficult decision to place some of our jail residents in other counties. I will continue to advocate for a facility to be built in Dane County which reflects our community values,” said Sheriff Barrett.

The east section of the 7th floor of the City-County Building, which is the oldest area of the jail, will be closed and residents will be transferred to Rock, Iowa, and Oneida County Jails.