Tri-City Ledger -

By Joe Thomas
LEdger Editor 

Maybe it is time for new county jail


July 4, 2019

It appears the Escambia County (Ala.) Commission is seriously considering building a new county jail after giving Sheriff Heath Jackson permission to approach Brewton Mayor Yank Lovelace about an option to purchase a city-owned 80-acre tract of land across from Southern Pine Electric Cooperative on Highway 31.

I've been hearing the rumblings and rumors about a new county jail for months. Tuesday afternoon was the first time I heard it discussed in a public meeting.

The current jail, which also houses the sheriff's office, was completed in 1993 and was designed for 126 inmates. Sheriff Jacks...

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