New Jail Committee To Begin Work In Washington

Beaufort County is one step closer to having a new jail.

The Washington Daily News reports the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners appointed a special panel to consider building the new jail in Washington. The committee will begin discussions early next year.

The paper says the jail was originally built to house 35 inmates, but currently keeps about 85.


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  • by C-HAD Location: POLICE STATE NC on Nov 18, 2011 at 06:39 AM
    If they would quit locking up non-violent drug offenders they would have plenty of room.
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      by 2 C-HAD on Nov 19, 2011 at 05:12 PM in reply to C-HAD
      They should lock up some of the people that comment on this site. Some really make ignorant comments, even though they say they are from a POLICE STATE NC. Get a life and live in the real world for once. Sounds like you might have a problem with officers of the law doing their jobs?
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        by c-had on Nov 20, 2011 at 09:45 AM in reply to 2 C-HAD
        Is that a threat law dawg? We still have free speech,even in this police state.I have no problem with real cops doing real police work however I do have a problem with the local special forces wannabes kicking folks doors down over a freaking plant.Spend the money we(taxpayers) pay you to get some real criminals because you serve us.Not the other way around.NC is clearly a police state , in case you were not aware.
  • by m Location: Washington on Nov 17, 2011 at 06:38 PM
    J.T. suggestion sounds very promising to use the old Washington High School Building(P.S.Jones) So that mean it will be dismissed like everything else. Get this right this time.
  • by J.T. Location: Eastern Carolina on Nov 17, 2011 at 06:20 PM
    The governments of Beaufort County and the City of Washington should make good use of the entire block of the old P.S. Jones area and build a jail in the middle of the block with a new Beaufort Co. Law Enforcement building on the north end and a new City of Washington Police Center on the south end and connect the two to the new jail in the middle. rcement
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      by JT? on Nov 19, 2011 at 07:52 PM in reply to J.T.
      If it is good enough for a jail, then why isn't it good enough to remain a school?
  • by Howdy on Nov 16, 2011 at 10:17 AM
    Make sure and make it Billy Barringer proof! How many times did he escape???
  • by SG Location: Washington on Nov 16, 2011 at 08:42 AM
    Put them out side the road with a ball and chain and they want be so eager to get in their in the first place.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 at 06:27 AM
    If they would get all the slime out and on their way to trial and prison you wouldnt have to worry about more room.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 at 04:12 AM
    Glad to hear that Beaufort County has saved enough money to pay for this. The taxpayers sure cannot afford to pay off any more loans.
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