Staff Report
NewsWest 9

GAINES COUNTY - The jail in Gaines County has to get some pricey renovations.

On Wednesday, the Sheriff told NewsWest 9, bringing the jail up to state standards is a huge expense.

During the next couple weeks, Gaines County officials will meet with the jail architect to work on a game plan and figure out exactly how much it will cost.

Right now, the jail can only hold about 12 inmates, but 30 others are being housed in neighboring counties.

Recently, the county had to build another room for their hot water heater.