Coffee County Jail Expansion
Coffee County is planning to expand its jail in New Brockton.
The Coffee County Jail is looking to add a 40 bed women's cell. Currently the jail is primarily for men with 2 rooms housing around 10 women.
The jail is operated by the Coffee County Commission, which estimates the new wing will cost around $1 million. Additions to the Coffee County Sheriff's Office are included in that budget as well.
They are currently reviewing information as well as looking for funding and they hope to start construction some time in 2016.
The Grand Jury Visit on Wednesday is something required by Alabama Law in order to ensure the 8th Amendment is not being violated. From the visit, the Grand Jury can suggest improvements be made.
The Coffee County Commission hopes to also expand on the men's wing within the next 10 years.
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