Created: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 05:27:00 EST
Updated: Thu, 01 Aug 2013 10:19:18 EST
After sitting empty for two years, the new Dodge County Law Enforcement Center finally welcomed its first tenants.
Dodge County Sheriff Lynn Sheffield tells WGXA that 50 inmates were transferred from the old jail to the new facility Monday.
Sheffield says the remaining inmates at the old facility are awaiting court dates and will be transferred after they see a judge.
A leaky roof and the lack of an updated software system hampered the new million dollar lock-up from opening. Sheffield says there are still some problems with the roof, including a small leak from the skylight in one of the dormitory areas.
The building's contractor brought in the designer of the roof to fix the problem on July 15 and are awaiting supplies to fix the problem.
The county intended on opening the new LEC in mid August, but a leaking pipe below the old facility expedited the move.