AUDIO: Jail remodeling update

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Jul 21, 2014 at 10:32 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) The first phase of a $6 million Stearns County Jail renovation is finished.

Stearns County Administrator George Rindelaub says phase one involved work on the main floor. He says the number of cells for female inmates has been increased from eight to twenty, and the number of work-release cells has been reduced to twelve.

Now work begins on phase two, which is primarily on the second floor. The old work release area will be remodeled and incorporated into a larger booking area with new holding cells. That work should be finished by mid-December.

Rindelaub says the entire project will stretch into early 2015. 

Rindelaub talks about the completion of phase one

Rindelaub explains the work that's happening in phase two

Rindelaub says the entire project will wrap up in early 2015

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