County Officials Close Portion of Gaines County Jail

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

GAINES COUNTY - A mix of good news and bad news for the Gaines County jail this week.

County officials tell NewsWest 9, the jail is falling into serious disrepair.

After a tour last week, state inspectors decided not to shut down the facility just yet.

But for now, they're closing off a portion of the cells.

The county is already housing inmates in neighboring Counties' jails costing taxpayers more cash each month.

Now the state is asking the Gaines Sheriff to house even more prisoners in other counties.

The Judge tells NewsWest 9, an architect is coming in next week...

He'll figure out what can be done in the meantime to save the remaining cells.