New Howard County Jail Now Under Construction

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

HOWARD COUNTY - Construction is finally under way on the new jail in Howard County.

The work started Monday morning as soon as County Commisioners voted to make the jail a 96 bed facility, instead of a 144.

We're told there was some debate about whether to make the jail with more beds when county leaders found out they could get more for about the same money.

In the end, the 96 bed was decided on because that's what was promised when voters approved the bond to pay for the new jail back in November.