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03/24/14 — Lawmakers back county jail plans

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Lawmakers back county jail plans

By Steve Herring
Published in News on March 24, 2014 1:46 PM

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A sign near the gate of the former Neuse Correctional Institution is seen late last week. Wayne County officials are hoping to convert the former state prison into a new county jail. The Wayne County Board of Commissioners is negotiating with state officials to forge a deal that would turn the facility over to the county.

Members of Wayne County's legislative delegation say they not only support the state giving the county the former Wayne Correctional Center for use as a jail, but that they would look favorably on possibly exempting the county from having...

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