Work begins on new jail downtown : : Greensboro

Editor’s note: with a high percentage of inmates with mental illness, such stories are indicative of the money that could be saved through treatment, not construction.
GREENSBORO — Guilford County will break ground on its $114.6 million jail project today.

A ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at 201 S. Edgeworth St.

The existing jail drew complaints of crowding from inmates, deputies and community advocates, along with recommendations from Sheriff BJ Barnes to renovate or expand the current jail. Story continues here ➤