Where Do You Build A Jail?

Jackson County supervisors are starting over to find a place to build a new county jail, which means those opposed to the new jail going up near a school can breath a little easier.

The site was in downtown Pascagoula, right next to the current county jail, just off Telephone Road. Parents and teachers objected to building the new jail there and petitioned county leaders to change their plans.

Wednesday, Supervisor John McKay said supervisors have not made any decisions on where to build the new jail, and that in the coming months, the county will likely form a committee to select a jail site.