Site work to begin on juvenile jail

CORINTH - Work should begin next week to prepare the site for the Alcorn County juvenile detention center. Alcorn County Juvenile Officer Gail Childers met with the Board of Supervisors Wednesday to urge that work on a policy and procedures manual begin.

The prefabricated facility, being built by Steel Plex of Jackson, is expected to be completed by June, Childers said. Once it is delivered to the site, everything will be ready to be operational, she said, so a manual needs to be prepared now.

The $600,000 project is being jointly funded by the city of Corinth and Alcorn County. With an expected $111,000 grant from the state, the city and county will share equally the remaining $489,000.

The 5,000-square-foot facility will be located on Fulton Drive Extended. It will accommodate 10 male inmates in addition to two additional isolation or holding cells.

The facility will be composed of eight steel modular units with a brick facade on the front to disguise the modular construction.

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