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...