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Adams County Jail project nears completion, officials say it could help add revenue

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Work on the new Adams County Jail is nearly complete.

The project is months behind schedule, but officials said most of the work is complete.

At Tuesday's Adams County Board meeting, the board received an update on the progress of the jail. Officials said the testing of a number of systems is complete.

One of the benefits of the new jail is the ability to house federal inmates. Officials said they could see hundreds of thousands of dollars in added revenue because of that.

"Money is always hard to come by. We do something like this and raise half a million dollars. We have the marijuana tax coming. That's going to be some good revenue. All of that money goes into the budget and it makes it easier for us to keep property tax levels down," said board chairman Kent Snider.

Officials said the sheriff's department will begin training on the new systems at the jail March 1st.

By the end of March, officials said the public will get their chance to tour the new facility before it's fully up and running in April.

Brett Knese

Multi-Media Journalist at WGEM News.

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