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J.C. prisoners transfer to new jail

Old jail space being converted
The Jefferson County Sheriff's office transferred 25 prisoners from the courthouse jail to the new jail in the industrial park last Saturday.
   The whole new jail has the capacity to hold 153 male and female prisoners, but does not currently have the staff to operate at full capacity.
   On Oct. 15 and 16, the 911 dispatch area was also moved from the courthouse to the new jail.
   The vacated area of the courthouse will now be used for legal record storage, a law library, and possibly some offices.