Work set for new, larger Kane County jail

Work set for new, larger Kane County jail

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KANAB, Utah (AP) -- Kane County is beginning work on a new, larger jail.

Tracy Glover, chief deputy with sheriff's office, says the current jail in Kanab was built to house 22 inmates but it regularly holds more. Sometimes inmates sleep on the floor when the jail is overcrowded.

The new jail will be designed to hold 200 inmates.

Architects are expected to be hired later this month to design the facility.

The $15 million project will be paid for in two ways: a low-interest, 30-year loan from the state's Community Impact Fund Board and loans and grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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