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New Allegan County Jail offering tours before it goes into operation


ALLEGAN (WKZO) -- The Media has gotten their first look at the new Allegan County Jail, which is really an old furniture factory that has been remodeled with pods for the jail portion, and to provide new facililties for the County Sheriff’s Department as well.

It will double their capacity and puts all the department’s facilities under one roof.

Allegan Board Vice Chair Jim Story says it was done this way after voters rejected more expensive proposals.

Because they only used a portion of the old Haworth factory, if they ever need to expand it can be done by simply adding more pods.

An opening date has not yet been set, but it will be after March 8th, when they plan to dedicate the new facility and give public tours.