PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - An architect for the new Jackson County jail says bid specifications should be ready for the Board of Supervisors to approve April 1 and could be in the hands of contractors by April 5.
Last summer county leaders voted to cancel plans for a traditional brick and mortar structure and go with pre-built cells for a better price, and better inmate management and safety.
The Sun Herald reports supervisors on Monday decided to go with one bid package, which means one contractor will handle the construction of the building.
Larry Goldberg, with The Goldberg Group, told county leaders that the structure is expected to cost the county between $26 million and $27 million.
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