- Associated Press - Friday, July 7, 2017

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - Authorities say construction of a new jail in Minot is ahead of schedule.

The Minot Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/2txujTd) that work on the Ward County Jail expansion is 80 percent finished and is expected to be completed in early November. The project was originally slated to be completed next year.

The latest cost estimate for the facility is about $38.2 million.

Ward County Sheriff Bob Barnard says one change he would recommend is increasing the inmate intake area and laundry facilities. He says that added space is needed to serve the larger jail population.

The new building will increase jail capacity from 104 beds to 300 beds.



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Information from: Minot Daily News, https://www.minotdailynews.com

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