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.