The reach of the first and only regional jail in Missouri has expanded its impact by gaining some national attention for its approach to problems impacting many rural communities: space and money.

In February 2005, the Davies/DeKalb Regional Jail opened, thanks to a voter-approved half-cent sales tax. After forming the a jail district with Daviess County Sheriff Ben Becerra, DeKalb County Sheriff Wes Raines and commissioners from both counties, the jail opened more than 10 years ago, benefiting regional law enforcement and local tax payers….more