The Yadkin County Jail soon will reopen to inmates after air conditioning is installed.
The county is spending nearly $28,000 to install five air conditioning units in a project expected to take three weeks.
The jail was closed by the state earlier this month after temperatures didn't go below 90 degrees inside. The jail was also closed a year ago because it was too hot.
The county has spent more than $600,000 since 2004 to house inmates in other jails. The county is planning a new eight million dollar jail to replace the old one.
Officials say the old jail may be the only one in the state without air conditioning.