Mini-jail inside Lubbock County Courthouse still a possibility - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/28/10

Mini-jail inside Lubbock County Courthouse still a possibility

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock County considers building another jail facility - just a small place to hold prisoners in the courthouse.

Currently, the courthouse and jail are next door to each other but with the construction of the new jail, that's about to change. "We are moving forward in looking at the designs of holding cells in the basement of the courthouse for inmates that will be coming from the new detention center to trial.  So we will begin work today moving forward to identify space and quantity of cells that we will be needing now and in the future," said Lubbock County Commissioner Bill McCay.

Meanwhile, officials plan a ribbon cutting for the new jail on July 14th. At first, Lubbock's overflow prisoners will be returned from surrounding county jails.  The rest of the prisoners will be moved no later than Thanksgiving.

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