HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Taxpayers will get a chance to see how
their money was spent when Madison County Sheriff Blake Dorning
hosts an open house for the county's $80 million jail expansion.
The open house follows a ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. Thursday.
Construction on the city-county jail started in 2003.
Cracks were discovered in a support beam, leading the city to dismiss the original builder, and the city of Huntsville is suing Gadsden-based
Dawson Building Contractors in to try to recover some of the more
than $50 million in cost overruns.
Lee Builders finished the jail last September.
Dorning said he hopes to begin transferring inmates later this
month and eventually close the county's older jail annex.