Escambia County to Relocate Decimated Jail

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. — Escambia County officials have announced plans to replace the Central Booking and Detention Facility in West Pensacola, which was destroyed by a natural gas explosion in April. Though a federal investigation into the explosion that killed two, paralyzed one and injured 184 is not yet complete; commissioners have elected to begin construction on a new facility outside the area’s flood zone.

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