New Jackson Parish Jail taking shape

After weeks of seemingly no change, suddenly the new Jackson Parish Jail is beginning to take shape. Actually work was being done all along as construction crews first formed up the area, dug trenches, laid the rebar and pieced together the pipe and plumbing which took several weeks to complete. Then the concrete got poured and as soon as it set, the metal framework began being placed with more being added daily.

“We are pleased with the progress being made,” said Jackon Parish Sheriff Andy Brown. “Our hope was to be in the building by the end of February and it looks like we are still on pace for that to happen.”

Located on Gansville Road just past Industrial Drive, once completed the facility will once again allow local pre-trial and state inmates to be housed in Jackson Parish. Another big advantage is the large addition that the JPSO facility will make to the local workforce.

“Once we move into the new jail, we are going to have to triple the workforce dedicated to the Department of Corrections,” said Brown. “This will be a tremendous opportunity for residents of our parish to gain a respected career and establish financial security for themselves and their family.”

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