New Guilford County jail 'sorely needed' : : Greensboro & the Triad's most trusted source for local news and analysis

“Our hope is that we will be able to dedicate space for drug addiction and alcohol addiction … because that is 75 percent of the people (in the existing jail).”

GREENSBORO — With several tosses of dirt on a gravel parking lot, county leaders began what they hope to be a new, safer era in criminal justice throughout Guilford County on Monday.

It was the start of the $114.6 million jail project, which includes a new Guilford County Detention Center at 201 S. Edgeworth St. and renovation of the existing jail next door. Story continues here ➤