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Friday, May 8th, 2009
Photo by Shelley Grieshop
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Visitation bays are pictured in the new Mercer County jail currently under construction west of Celina. Visitors will not meet inmates face-to-face, but instead come to these stalls to view the inmate on a computer screen via a Web camera from the inmate housing area. This will increase security and reduce jail staff who would have had to escort inmates to visitations.
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The new $12 million jail won't be flashy but it will have state-of-the-art technology and a design geared to serve the county for many years to come, officials say. Walls of cement block - instead of more modern dry wall - give . . .
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