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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 25, 2019
A new, nearly 300-bed jail and justice center is planned for Rhea County, and the price tag came in this week at $22.7 million, the Time Free Press reports. Rhea County leaders were informed of the cost estimate for the jail, which will be built at the old Rhea Medical Center in Dayton, at a commission meeting. The facility, which will also house offices for the courts and the sheriff’s department, is meant to replace the county’s current aging jail, which has only 88 beds and as of 2017 was packed with more than 200 inmates.