Sharp County Jail, an $8 million facility, opens

New jail features 100 beds

By Logan Whaley

SHARP COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Sharp County Detention Center was held Friday morning.

The ceremony featured many local and state officials, including Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, former U.S. Attorney Cody Hiland, Craighead County Judge Marvin Day, among many others.

Governor Asa Hutchinson was scheduled to appear at the event, but he was not there, leaving a statement praising the work of the county building the center at just under $2 million below budget.

“This expanded facility will provide a safe environment for your inmates and staff,” Gov. Hutchinson said in the statement. “[This] will allow you to serve Sharp County more effectively.” READ MORE.

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