Walker said Hemphill asked him to present the jail option to the county supervisors.
“It was just my job to get it to them. I saw an opportunity for the county to save $13 million and add 200 beds to the jail,” Walker said. “It’s unfortunate not everyone likes me or likes us or perhaps likes cost saving.”
The design uses steel re-enforced composite, fiberglass panels with built-in insulation. It is expected to last 50 to 75 years and withstand 250 mph winds. Supervisors were told it would cost about $20 million, be 80,000 square feet and hold 800 beds.
Brodnax said he considered it interfering.
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