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New Forrest County Jail takes shape

FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A new Forrest County jail is taking shape and the project is right on track, despite past weather road blocks.

The cold and wet conditions were a problem at first, but construction crews were able to make up for lost time and are now completely done with all concrete work for the foundation.

About 200,000 cinder blocks are going into making the walls and the $25 million project is within budget.

The facility will have closed in recreational yards for inmates, as well as geothermal energy.

If the plans go as scheduled, the move in date will be towards the end of 2011.

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