- Associated Press - Monday, December 15, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Officials in Seward County plan to break ground on a new justice center as early as April and move into the planned $12 million building by fall 2016.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports (https://bit.ly/16o8R63 ) that the 44,000-square-foot building will go up next to the Seward County Jail, which will be demolished to make way for a parking lot.

The new building will consolidate several county offices under a single roof, including the jail, sheriff’s office, courts, county attorney’s office, emergency dispatch center, probation offices and public defender.

Seward County Sheriff Joe Yocum says the three-floor building will offer benefits in security, compliance, and increase the number of jail beds to alleviate the rising cost of housing prisoners out of county.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, https://www.journalstar.com

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