JACKSON COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Jackson County won't be getting a new jail.
Tuesday, voters turned down a $6.9 million bond issue.
More than 52 percent of voters favored the new jail, but it needed a 60 percent super-majority to pass.
The call to make safety and security improvements started more than a year ago.
In February 2017, two inmates escaped from the jail. They were both on the run for more than a week before authorities caught them.