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Construction for New Jail Facility Nearing Completion

The Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren Regional Jail in Warren County, Virginia is looking to fill positions in preparation for its opening date in 2014.
WARREN COUNTY, Va. - Construction on the new Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren Regional Jail is nearly complete. If you have traveled on Route-340 and 522, it is a sight that is hard to miss.
 
The current jail stands on Fairgrounds Road with the capacity to only hold about 70 inmates. As for the new one on Winchester Road, it can potentially hold about 375.
 
"We're old, out of date, they needed expansion, they were overcrowding. They're buying beds in different localities across the state so the three came together and decided to go with a regional jail, which is something they do a lot in Virginia," said Robert Mulligan, superintendent of the jail.
 
The three counties, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren came together to build a regional jail with help from state funding.
 
Douglas Stanley, Warren County Administrator says the $52 million project should also provide a boost to the local economy.
 
"People work in there will go to our stores and shop, and go to restaurants and people visiting the jail will stop and shop, so there'll be an economic impact," said Stanley.
 
It is an impact that is set to save money for the Rappahannock County in the long run.
 
"Number one is in our case, in Rappahannock's case, it'll be a more efficient way to house our inmate population, hopefully resulting in long term cost savings," said John McCarthy, Rappahannock County Administrator.
 
The new jail will be located on Winchester Road between Route 340 and 522, and it is a location that will not only provide more space but save money for the counties.
 
The opening date of the new facility is set to take off on July 1, 2014. The hiring process to fill the open job opportunities is currently taking place.
 
If you are interested in applying, click here.

 

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