Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Brodnax Considers New Ideas Interfering

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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