TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Oct 27, 2015

The Advocate and Democrat reports that Monroe county officials are weighing the option of building a new $30 million justice center instead of a jail with the price tag of $25 million. “Prisoner transportation was really the big thing,” Monroe County Mayor Tim Yates said, “The new jail will be on New Highway 68 and bringing the inmates into town would have been a big burden. It’s much better to be able to just take them from one part of the building to another.” Bids for the justice center could go out in August of 2016.