New High-Tech Tent Jail Finished in Midland County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND COUNTY - Officials are unveiling their newest addition in Midland County.

Construction on a high-tech tent, which is fully insulated, has been completed.

The facility is the first of it's kind in the State of Texas to house minimum security inmates.

There's a video visitation room where the inmates will be able to meet with their attorneys via video conferencing.

Next to that is the multi-purpose room where they'll have GED classes and church services.

The total price tag is a little more than a million dollars.

Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter says the new bunks will save taxpayers quite a bit of cash, since they won't have to house inmates in neighboring counties anymore.

If you're interested in taking a tour, you can see the new facility on Saturday from 8:00a.m. until 5:00p.m.