- Associated Press - Sunday, June 8, 2014

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Adams County supervisors are under an informal court order to study how to bring the 40-year-old jail up to current standards.

The Natchez Democrat (https://bit.ly/1lgnOec ) reports that Circuit Court Judges Forrest “Al” Johnson and Lillie Blackmon Sanders are expected to make the order formal this week.

Johnson says he cannot discuss the matter, but the court is looking at all possible options. He says the court will try to see that something is done because the jail is aging and difficult to deal with.

Board President Darryl Grennell says he thinks the county will have to build a new jail. He says a federal regulation requires jails to give inmates time outside the building. He says there just isn’t any space for that around the downtown jail.

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Information from: The Natchez Democrat, https://www.natchezdemocrat.com/

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