Fannin Co. officials hope to begin construction of new jail soon

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

FANNIN COUNTY, Tex. -- Officials in Fannin County hope to begin construction of their new jail as early as June 20, with the completion date of 432-bed facility scheduled around August 2009.

Commissioners met earlier this week to discuss the specifics of the privately run jail that will cost around $22.5 million to construct and would employ close to 140 people.

The county will have 150 beds in the jail and would take over control after the first 25 years.

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  • by frustrated Location: Ector on Jun 12, 2008 at 01:03 PM
    "Privately run jail" means a $6.00hr pay rate, that will boost our economy, being as our taxes we pay here in Fannin County are equivalant to Collin County, Way to Go
  • by j Location: Here on Jun 12, 2008 at 07:41 AM
    What are they going to do with the jail that they have now. They should have thought about enough beds before they built that one. Just a waste of our money.
  • by ra Location: fannin on Jun 11, 2008 at 06:24 PM
    Great news for Fannin county. More jobs, but I wish we could get other jobs than "jail jobs". That seems to be the main attraction. Oh well, those jobs are better than no jobs I guess.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 11, 2008 at 02:33 PM
    there goes the gas money
  • by Anonymous on Jun 11, 2008 at 02:33 PM
    there goes my gas money
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