I'll admit it. I was against Taylor County building its own jail.
But here we are, preparing for the opening of the 200-plus bed detention center to house our - and hopefully other counties' - prisoners.
When discussions began about the possibility of building a new jail to go along with the state-funded judicial center, I was immediately reluctant.
How will we pay for this without raising taxes? Will there be enough inmates to go around? Will we be able to negotiate contracts with other counties? Will we be sorry we did this?
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