Mistakes in jail expansion will cost county thousands more than planned

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Randall Jeppesen, KSL Newsradio The Utah County Commission is going to be meeting to try to figure out who's to blame for all the costly errors taking place during the county's jail expansion.

Commissioner Steve White says the latest problem includes the toilets, which first came with toilet seats that can be torn off and used as a weapon. Second, the toilets flush automatically, but the wiring wasn't put in place.

"It was an error in omission on the part of some subcontractor of the architect," White said. It will cost an additional $30,000 to fix the flushers.

There also have been problems with getting the correct cell doors. The commissioners are not happy with the situation but still hope to get the project done by next July.

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