Inmates Moved Out Of Hot Jail Will Return Once Air Conditioning Is Installed

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.

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