Etowah County Seeks Overhaul for Detention Center

Saturday, August 12, 2017


Etowah County is looking to upgrade its aging Detention Center. Chief Deputy of Detention Scott Hassell says the 23 year-old building is in need of plumbing, electrical, and other improvements. He says maintaining the outdated infrastructure is getting too expensive. In order to do the renovations, the jail is moving its low risk inmates to a different location. Hassell says that because an entire housing unit is moving out, the jail will have more room for its drug treatment program while the renovations are being done. Contractors are currently assessing the jail, and work on renovations is set to begin sometime around October.


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