Grayson exploring options for new jail

By: Daniel Gotera Email
By: Daniel Gotera Email

SHERMAN- Grayson County leaders have hired an attorney from Waco to help them decide the best way to go about building a new county jail.

Earlier this month, a consultant from independent consulting firm Pulitzer and Bogard presented the county with results from their study on the Grayson County Jail.

Now county officials have taken the first step in getting a new facility.

On Monday, commissioners voted unanimously to hire an an attorney to help the county look into the possibility of hiring a private company to build a jail, one of three options on the table for commissioners.

The other two involve the county getting the money to build the facility. County leaders say it will cost the county between $50 million and $100 million to build a new facility so they want to make sure they take all the time necessary before making this decision.

On April 2nd, the attorney hired by the county is expected to discuss what’s next in the process. Judge Drue Bynum says they hope to start drawing up plans for a new facility at that meeting.

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