Female Inmates

Audit Says Bidding Required
11:17 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Lee County Jail Project Raises Red Flags

The recent expansion of the Lee County Jail raised some red flags in a new audit.

The head of the Lee County Board does not agree with one of the findings of an audit.

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$450,000 Price Tag
9:36 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Lee County Could Borrow Jail Money

It appears Lee County has come up with a way to pay for a planned expansion of the county jail.

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Female Inmate Population Rising
10:23 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Lee County to Expand Jail

Lee County will add more beds to its jail to account for a growing population.

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More Female Inmates
8:40 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Lee Co. Jail Nearing Capacity

Lee County Correctional Center

Lee County could be forced to expand its jail earlier than anticipated.

A major expansion and renovation of the Lee County Correctional Center wrapped up in mid-2010.

The roughly $6-million dollar project pushed the current capacity of the facility to 92 inmates.

It also improved security and made it easier for correctional officers to oversee more inmates.

Another aspect of the expansion/renovation put the infrastructure (water, electric) in place to allow the jail to eventually be expanded to hold up to 144 inmates.

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