New Use for Old Jail

THE PRIVATELY-RUN TORRANCE COUNTY JAIL IN ESTANCIA HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN FOR A YEAR AND-A-HALF. BUT WITHIN THE NEXT THREE MONTHS OR SO, THE FACILITY WILL BE REOPENING TO HOUSE ICE DETAINEES. COUNTY COMMISSIONERS APPROVED THE PLAN ON WEDNESDAY.

COUNTY MANAGER WAYNE JOHNSON TELLS NEWSRADIO KKOB IT’LL MEAN MORE MORE JOBS FOR THE LOCAL AREA, SOMEWHERE AROUND 240 JOBS. JOHNSON SAYS IT’S A HUGE BENEFIT FOR THE COMMUNITY.

JOHNSON SAYS THE ECONOMY TOOK A BIG HIT WHEN THE DETENTION CENTER, OWNED BY TENNESSEE-BASED CORE CIVIC, SHUT DOWN IN OCTOBER OF 2017.

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