Contract Signed For Jeff Davis Parish Jail

JENNINGS, LA (AP) — A Sulphur firm has been given a contract to design a new jail for Jeff Davis Parish.

         The American Press’ Doris Maricle reports the contract with Meyer and Associates was announced Wednesday. The firm will be paid $635,444 to provide design and construction administration for the new regional consolidated jail.

         Police Jury President Donald Woods says clearing of the property and a groundbreaking will follow the design phase.

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         The parish bought nearly 17 acres off U.S. Highway 90 west of Jennings after voters last year approved a new half-cent sales tax to pay for operation of the new 200-bed facility.

         The parish received $10 million from the state to buy the land and build the facility.

         Construction is expected to begin later this year and will take about two years.

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