Plan for north Mississippi sheriff's office: Get out of jail

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors is approving a plan for the county sheriff's office to relocate from the county jail to now-empty government buildings.

Posted: Feb 22, 2020 11:02 PM

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors is approving a plan for the county sheriff's office to relocate from the county jail to now-empty government buildings.

The Oxford Eagle reports supervisors approved the request Monday.

An architect projects it will cost $1.6 million to $1.8 million to renovate a former justice court building and a former county Department of Humans Services office.

Both those functions moved to new buildings last year.

Architect Tom Howorth is recommending that the department occupy the former court building in a first phase, saying deputies are “on top of each other” in their current offices at the jail.

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