Randall County to expand jail

Randall County to expand jail

There are 4 comments on the KVII-TV Amarillo story from Jul 9, 2008, titled Randall County to expand jail. In it, KVII-TV Amarillo reports that:

Tuesday, July 08, 2008 at 9:01 p.m. Amarillo City Commissioners voted in favor of using the Randall County Jail to house future inmates.Randall County Commissioners also approved the resolution early this ...

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Amarillo, TX

#1 Jul 9, 2008
potter county and city hell need the expansion more than randall..........

Amarillo, TX

#2 Jul 9, 2008
Didn't the paper today say the city is shutting their jail.

Amarillo, TX

#3 Jul 9, 2008
Inmates will find a new home in Randall County.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008 at 11:39 a.m.

Tuesday evening, during the mobil-mish meeting, Amarillo City Commissioners voted in favor of using the Randall County Jail to house future inmates.

Randall County Commissioners approved the idea early Tuesday morning.

The new agreement will allow the city to close its jail.

The City of Amarillo will pay about $50 per day for each city inmate housed at the Randall Jail.

In order to house and care for the additional people, Randall County will have to expand its current facilities.

Amarillo City Commissioner Brian Eades explains how it will work.

“My understanding is that Randall County is going to expand their jail by about 144 new spots which is 3 pods for them. In the area where the Amarillo Jail now is, will ultimately, within about 20 months, be demolished and that will be room for additional development close to the convention center downtown and it really fits into our long term development plans.”

Officials say to upgrade the current City Jail, it would have cost around $8 million. So it's a win-win situation for both Randall County and the City of Amarillo.
Jessica Justice

United States

#4 Mar 28, 2010
there must be a lot of criminals there

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