Jackson Co. supervisors to detail jail crowding

Published 1:28 pm Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Officials say Jackson County supervisors will meet with a Pascagoula civic club to outline problems with overcrowding at the county’s Adult Detention Center.

Tuesday’s presentation is among several planned by supervisors before voters decide on November 4 whether the county should borrow $22 million to pay for a new 548-bed jail.

Supervisors spent $30,000 on materials and a computer presentation that board spokesman Ken Flanagan says is for informational purposes only and does not involve comments about voting for or against the jail loan.

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Flanagan says the board just wants voters to have all the facts.