- Associated Press - Friday, March 6, 2015

JEROME, Idaho (AP) - Construction has started on a new jail in Jerome County in south-central Idaho.

The ground breaking ceremony Thursday attended by Lt. Gov. Brad Little comes two years after voters approved an $11.2 million bond.

Jerome County Commissioner Charlie Howell tells The Times-News of Twin Falls (http://bit.ly/1x0JJci) that a new jail has been a 10-year project for him.

Voters rejected four bond proposals before approving one in May 2013.

Jerome County officials in November signed a $10.8 million contract with a Boise construction firm.

Construction of the 132-bed facility is expected to last up to 14 months.

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Information from: The Times-News, http://www.magicvalley.com

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