Jackson Federal Buildings Not Closing

After reports surfaced that the federal government is considering closing court facilities in four Tennessee cities, lawyers in Jackson became concerned about the future of two federal buildings and their occupants. To set the record straight, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has confirmed that it is not considering closing the Ed Jones Federal Building or the U.S District Courthouse. What is under consideration is closure of a historic courtroom on the second floor of the Ed Jones building as well as the attached chambers, a jury room, probation office and pre-trial services. If closed, 15 people would be affected but none would lose their jobs. Other offices within the building, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Drug Enforcement Administration, IRS and U.S. Attorney's Office, would remain intact. The Jackson Sun has the story