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Doors open at new jail

November 29, 2006

Valdosta - City and County officials celebrated the opening of a new and improved county jail.

The new administration building for the Lowndes County Jail is open for business. The building features administration offices, a new medical center, and cafeteria.

This building is only Phase One of a $5.5 million sales tax project.

The final phase will include housing for 1,000 inmates.  "Phase Two includes building the inmate pods. We'll transfer the inmates from the old pods to the new ones when its done then renovate the old pods in to more like weekend offenders," says Lowndes County Commission Chairman, Rod Casey.

Phase Two of construction is expected to begin in January.


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