COVINGTON COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Work is progressing on a new kitchen at the Covington County Law Enforcement Complex. The addition is 2,100-square feet and when finished, it will prepare meals for inmates at the jail.
County law enforcement officials say it will save the county money.
Currently, meals are shipped in from the Simpson County Jail.
“We get them from Simpson County jail, their kitchen, which is run by a different, private party,” said Layne Mclaurin, Covington County under sheriff. “It’s going to save the county money, we can keep it right here in Covington County and cook our own meals.”
The work is being done by Reeves Construction from Laurel.
It began in August and should be finished in March of 2019.
The cost of the project is about $500,000.