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Vance Jail Needs $1.5M in Repairs

The jail, the site of multiple escapes in recent years, needs improvements before it will pass state inspections.

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HENDERSON, N.C. — An architect told Vance County Commissioners Monday night that necessary upgrades to the jail will cost $1.5 million. The jail, the site of multiple escapes in recent years, needs improvements before it will pass state inspections.

Commissioners are loathe to increase taxes if they can find another way to raise the money, Chairman Danny Wright said. 

They commissioners are considering accepting federal prisoners, and the funds they would bring, as one idea to finance the repairs.

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