October 22, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 3/14

March 14, 2020

Jails suspend visits over virus Cortland and Cayuga county jails announced Friday they will suspend inmate visits and other activities in the wake of the coronavirus spread. Cortland County Sheriff Mark E. Helms has temporarily […]

County Legislature diverts $600K in jail funds

February 28, 2020

Money designated for a reserve account to repair the 28-year-old Cortland County jail will be diverted for non-jail expenses. The Cortland County Legislature voted Thursday, 15-2, to take $600,000 from the $1.8 million fund to […]

Unlocking a jail solution

January 4, 2020

Cortland County legislators will probably wait until the end of 2020 to decide what to do with the jail — build new or renovate, a question it has been debating since the jail first faced […]

County jail roof fixed; work moves inside

March 12, 2019

The Cortland County Jail roof is water tight, officials said Monday, almost a month and half since a 12-foot seam opened in it, letting water inside and forcing the evacuation of inmates. Some outside trim […]

Jail roof ‘third of the way’ done

February 21, 2019

The Cortland County Jail’s roof repair work is about a third done, and work is beginning on other repairs inside the jail, including fixing a 4-inch water main with previously known problems. As county legislators […]

60 inmates evacuated from jail

January 25, 2019

The Cortland County Jail was evacuated Thursday because a huge leak flooded the facility, causing extensive damage, Cortland County Sheriff Mark Helms said Thursday night. Sixty inmates were evacuated, leaving just two in usable cells, […]

County jail plan delay continues

December 22, 2017

In the Cortland County Legislature’s final act on its jail project for the year, it voted down a proposed resolution to move forward with the design process of an almost $50 million jail. With the […]