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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Oct 17, 2016

A tweet by Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall urges city leaders to consider renaming the new jail, which is set to open in 2019. For 34 years, the downtown jail was called the Criminal Justice Center or CJC. “It’s unfair and unfortunate to say that they’re criminal,” Hall says. “I don’t have a magic name for it but I know that Criminal Justice Center doesn’t apply.” Detainees housed at the facility will be awaiting trial and therefore have not yet been convicted. Hall also notes that there will not be any courtrooms in the facility. News Channel 5 has more.