How old is the Ada County jail?


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The Ada County Jail in Ada, Idaho, has been in existence since 1977, notes the Ada County Sheriff's Office. Originally housing fewer than 200 inmates, the jail holds over 1,200 prisoners, as of 2015.

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Located in Boise, Idaho, the Ada County Sheriff's Office has more than 600 employees and claims to be the state's largest local law enforcement agency. Its deputies keep watch over the cities of Kuna, Star and Eagle, as well as patrolling the county's waterways and its unincorporated areas. Department employees issue driver's licenses and concealed-carry weapon permits, staff the jail and the county's 911 emergency dispatch, and function as civil process servers.

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