Jackson County Adult Detention Center Update

The Jackson County Board of Supervisors hoped construction on the new adult detention center would be completed this summer, but Mother Nature had other plans.
Now the county is looking at not moving inmates into the new facility until the fall. More than 50 days of weather related delays have pushed the new jail’s expected completion date from late this month to early fall.
Project manager, Jeff May, said “the contract will be complete with work at the end of August. And we go through a one month burn period where we test all the equipment inside the facility.”
Officials broke ground on the new jail in February, and now most the work that needs to be done is inside. The new steel structure is expected to be safer, with the ability to withstand winds up to 150 MPH.
While the project itself has been delayed by a few months, county supervisors tell News 24, they’re still following through on their promise not to force residents to foot the bill for the new jail through additional taxes.
District 3 Supervisor, Mike Mangum, said “it’s a $27 million project and we’re very proud that we were able to bring this in under budget and be able to deliver it at no cost to the citizens.”
Supervisors hope to move inmates into the new detention center at the beginning of October.

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