CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) -- The inmates are gone. You won't find the jailer here or the sheriff.
The old Alcorn County Sheriff's Department building served the public well, but it will soon have a new purpose.
The building is being renovated to make way for a host of new offices, including a new meeting room for the Alcorn County Board of Supervisors.
Renovation work began in November 2012.
The plan calls for the renovation of 3,000 square feet.
The original jail remains intact, but there are no plans to use that space for now.
The county did leave the old drunk tank to serve as a reminder of its previous use.
"It's been an old building, and we're reviving it, and it will be a great thing for the community," Alcorn County Supervisor Tim Mitchell said.
"Well, we just feel like it's a win-win for Alcorn County. The existing structure served a great purpose for a long time. We've got some FEMA funds available to spend on the building. It didn't cost taxpayers anything at all. It's just gonna be a good deal all the way around," Alcorn County Supervisor Dal Nelms said.
The building is set to be completed March 15.