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Cumberland expanding county jail

Posted September 14, 2012 12:55 p.m. EDT

— Cumberland County officials broke ground Friday for an expansion of the Cumberland County Detention Center.

The $14.9 million project will add 316 beds to the jail, which faces overcrowding issues. The jail was built for 568 inmates but regularly holds more than 640.

The expansion is expected to be completed by October 2013.