Coed jail in DeSoto County nears completion

Coed jail in DeSoto County nears completion

(WMC-TV) – The new jail in DeSoto County is nearly complete and when it is finished, it will house both men and women.

Doors to the $14 million facility will open soon. The 65,000 square foot jail will be located near Industrial Drive West and could be operational by late October. Inmates could be brought in as early as the first week of November.

DeSoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco told Action News 5 he is excited about the facility, which will be able to hold 280 inmates.

The jail will be expected to house at least 80 women and 200 men. There will also be a medical wing, mostly consisting of mental patients.

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