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Harrison County Jail annex nears completion

From Staff Reports
July 4, 2011 at 10 p.m.


MARSHALL - A run-through inspection of the new Harrison County Jail Annex is to begin Thursday.

"If everything runs smoothly, we'll probably do all the pretesting that day," architect Ken Burns told the Harrison County Commissioners' Court this past week.

Sheriff Tom McCool said the visit is a run-through before the state jail standards inspection.

"There are a lot of things happening that are making this project come together," the sheriff said.

McCool said Information Technology Director Charles Nenninger has completed the cable work for the computers and phones at the annex.

In addition, the sheriff said he is meeting with a representative from the U.S. Marshal Service regarding the possibility of housing some federal prisoners at the new jail annex.

Burns said two of his clients house federal prisoners, and estimated that the going rate for housing them is between $50 and $56 a day.

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