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Updated designs for proposed new jail released

Plans call for use of current site

 

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The Cheyenne County jail can hold 20 inmates at maximum capacity.

An initiative to replace Cheyenne's County aging jail took a step forward Monday afternoon as conceptual drawings of what a new facility could look like were presented.

Sheriff John Jenson prefaced Monday's presentation by saying the designs of a possible new jail were preliminary. The architects were tasked with examining whether the new jail could be incorporated in an expanded courthouse using the existing site – and it can, he said.

While the specific locations of offices and hallways could still be modified, the designs show the location is capable of accommodating a 48-bed jail.

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