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Sampson Officials Will Soon Learn Fate Of Proposed New Jail

Posted August 19, 2003 4:23 a.m. EDT

— Sampson County leaders should find out by the end of the month if they are getting enough federal funding to pay for a new jail.

The current building has a history of problems, including seven jailbreaks last year.

The sheriff has been asking for a new facility to ease overcrowding for 10 years, but officials say the project could cost up to $10 million.

The county applied for federal rural development money to pay for the new facility.