PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - The Jackson County Board of Supervisors has approved a contract to build a new jail.
The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/XhyWKc ) the new jail will be designed and constructed for $30 million by Goldberg Group-Architects, PC. The architect fee, included in the $30 million, was renegotiated to $1.9 million. This was a savings to the county of $131,000.
Jackson County will pay $2.1 million a year for 20 years for the completion of this project.
John McKay, president of the Jackson County Board of Supervisors, says the county will receive the funding in mid-November and will then begin testing the site.
McKay said Monday he expects the jail to be completed in 2014.
The new facility will hold 700 to 800 beds and will include two- to four-men cells.
Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com
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