320-Bed Charlotte Jail Annex Defuses Overcrowding

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — With a newly completed $17 million jail annex alleviating short-term overcrowding issues, Mecklenburg County officials postponed a planned 1,700-bed jail expansion until 2010.

The Mecklenburg County Jail expansion is one of approximately 75 planned construction projects throughout the county put on hold as officials re-assess the county’s building needs, fiscal health and debt burden during the recession.

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