The Muscogee County Sheriff's Office County Jail opened in December 2002. The cost to construct the new Jail was approximately $17 million. The facility is located next to the old Muscogee County Jail Complex. Construction of the County Jail began in 1999. The new facility was funded by revenue bonds.
The County Jail contains 24 new cellblocks in addition to the 12 cellblocks in the old jail section, these include special management cells and isolation cells for the close custody inmates. The Administration Section has been expanded and there is a new intake section and visitation section. New and improved security measures have been installed as well. The new building contains a larger medical facility. There are more clinic cells and beds near the clinic. Due to the design of interior outside yards, inmates will no longer utilize the exterior outside yards. The new facility houses the Sheriff's Identification Section, where fingerprinting and classification is provided for all of the law enforcement agencies for all Muscogee County inmates. Investigation of crime scenes is also done through the Sheriff's ID section.
The 1939 Jail facility will no longer be used to house inmates. Instead, it will be used for storage space, training facilities, and administrative offices. The 1984 Jail facility is scheduled to be updated and renovated. It will continue to house inmates as well as provide administrative office space.
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