The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2bZmFrK ) that the city will break ground Monday on the 47,282 square-foot building that will stand adjacent to the existing jail and house 192 inmates.
The building will house inmates who are considered a low-security risk as well as those who work outside the jail. It will also serve as home for the jail’s re-entry and educational programs.
The jail has been using three temporary buildings to address overcrowding. But the jail’s permit for the temporary buildings expires in March 2018.
The $29 million project is expected to be completed in February.
Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com
Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.