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03/12/14 — County wants state to waive jail rules

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County wants state to waive jail rules

By Steve Herring
Published in News on March 12, 2014 1:46 PM

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Wayne County Sheriff Larry Pierce, left, and Sheriff's Office Maj. Fane Greenfield listen as Wayne County commissioners Tuesday discuss asking the state to convey the old prison facility near Cherry Hospital to the county for use as a jail. Commissioners voted 6-1 to again ask for the property, as well as an exemption from having to update it to meet current jail standards. The board also approved another $300,000 to pay for housing inmates in other jails because of overcrowding in the local jail.

Wayne County commissioners not only want the state to give the county the former Wayne Correctional Center property for use as a jail, they want to be exempt from having to bring the old prison up to state jail...

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