Warren supervisor OK extension

Published 7:26 pm Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Warren County supervisors have given a planner an extra month to complete a study on the size and scope of a new Warren County jail.

Payments to Voorhis/Robertson Justice Services Inc. total $171,227 since it was hired.

The county is on track to find a 50-acre rural site and complete an expandable 350-bed detention facility in the next four years.

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The capacity of the current jail is 128, almost all of whom are pretrial detainees. The City of Vicksburg routinely uses other facilities for detention, primarily one in Issaquena County.