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Construction for Jackson Co. jail on time, on budget

The nearly $30 million Jackson County Jail remains on budget and is scheduled to be finished by next summer. (Photo Source: WLOX) The nearly $30 million Jackson County Jail remains on budget and is scheduled to be finished by next summer. (Photo Source: WLOX)
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

Progress continues on the building of a new Jackson County jail. The nearly $30 million facility remains on budget and is scheduled to be finished by next summer.

The Board of Supervisors received an update on the project Monday. A consultant for the project told supervisors several construction milestones were met last week with crews finishing the piling work and the exterior foundation walls.

Another milestone will come this Thursday with the pouring of a slab on the section which will hold the jail cells.

"Once that slab is placed and cured, we have a cell, an actual production cell that's going to be delivered to the site and placed," said Jeff May with Michael Baker Corporation. "One, it's going to help all the mechanical-electrical guys see where all the connections are, as well as just for anybody that wants to come out and look at it."

The new jail will hold up to 750 inmates. The cells are being constructed off-site at a location near Tupelo.

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