Clay County opens new courthouse

The sheriff of Clay County is excited about the county's new justice center.

Posted: Sep 9, 2019 5:32 PM
Updated: Sep 10, 2019 10:30 AM

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justice center is now open... wtvas amanda haley takes a look inside the newly renovated 25,000 square foot facility in west point. (as live) im here standing in one of the three courtrooms in the new clay county justice center and according to sheriff eddie scott, the very first session of justice court in this new facility will happen tomorrow. according to the sheriff, the new facility on main street will alleviate some of the issues they had at the previous location. sot- "security and safety for the public is one of my main concerns, we have addressed a lot of this" the new facility, being 25,000 square feet, having 3 courtrooms as well as holding cells and multiple jury boxes will allow more room for the justice and circuit courts to hear a larger number of cases during a single circuit court session. according to scott, the old facility was over crowded and led to safety issues. the new one has a seperate entrance for inmates, as well as private one for attorneys and judges, and a seperate one for the public. according to the sheriff, the new justice center opened on friday, and since then he has been continuously working to get it ready for the first session of court tomorrow. "right now we are trying to get out the final stuff of our i.t. work and our training people on the new equipment." and to help with security, the new justice center also has over 20 indoor surveillance cameras. according to scott, the new technology and equipment in the facility is top notch. "its going to be a start of the art building so its really taken all of us to do a little bit of training to get used to everything." as live tag sheriff scott tells me how excited he is to see all the possible growth that could come out of this new facility. ah reporting in clay county, wtva 9 news. there's an upcoming
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