Both Dearborn County commissioners and council members voted to increase the budget and size of a proposed Dearborn County jail expansion/renovation during meetings held Tuesday night, May 21, at the county administration building.
In November 2012, council members approved $10,434,171 million for a 144-bed addition to the jail along with renovations to the current facility in Lawrenceburg. Tuesday night commissioners recommended, while council members approved, to spend an additional $1,069,278.
The additional funds include $712,480 for a plan alternative to add another 64 beds, plus $356,798 to cover how much the low bid went over estimates for the 144-bed base bid.
Simply stated, 208 beds will be added to the current 216-bed facility for a total of 424 beds. The current price tag is $11,503,449.
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