Dane County Jail

Takeaways from Tuesday’s county board primaries: The race to watch this April is on the isthmus; Kelly Danner is giving 18-year incumbent Al Matano a run for his money; Brent Renteria has the best vote-per-dollar ratio of any candidate. more

Feb 21, 2018 9:50 AM News

As Dane County Board prepares vote on a $76 million jail proposal, staff writer Dylan Brogan provides a point-by-point analysis of the project’s most contentious details. more

Nov 20, 2017 10:59 AM News 1 Comments


Dylan Brogan

Debate over what to do with Dane County’s outdated jail has dragged on for years. But condo owners in the historic Baskerville building say the $75 million plan to add floors to the Public Safety Building will leave them in the shadows — literally. more

Sep 21, 2017 5:00 AM News 1 Comments


Carolyn Fath

The options have narrowed but Dane County Executive Joe Parisi ‏still won’t commit to a jail plan in the 2018 budget. Meanwhile, inmates continue to be housed in an outdated jail facility that Sheriff Mahoney says is inhumane and potentially deadly. more

Jun 18, 2017 9:08 PM News


Carolyn Fath

For years, Sheriff Dave Mahoney has been calling on lawmakers to close the City County Building jail. Now, three former inmates are also filing lawsuits over hazardous health conditions there. So why won’t county officials act? more

Apr 13, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 1 Comments