Voters Approve New Jail in Cloud County, Kan.

CONCORDIA, Kan. — On April 3, Voters in Cloud County approved a proposal to build an 80-bed jail and detention center. Supporters of the plan said before the election that the jail, which will cost an estimated $5.7 million, could raise revenue for the county by housing prisoners from other counties.

The jail will replace an 82-year-old building that houses 22 to 25 inmates. The new facility will include 76 beds and room for future expansion. The designer is Goldberg, Sullivan, McCrerey Architects & Planners Inc. The total project cost is $5.7 million for a low-rise metal building. The project is slated for completion in March 2013.