NW Ohio county mulling whether to build new jail


TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Officials in northwest Ohio's biggest county are considering whether there's a need for a new jail.

Lucas County commissioners say the jail in downtown Toledo is no longer efficient and is in need of major upgrades.

The jail has been open since 1977 and has inmates on six different floors.

County commissioners on Tuesday said they want to seek a state grant that will help study the possibility of replacing the jail.

The Blade newspaper (http://bit.ly/15PfFFj ) in Toledo reports that officials say the jail's age and layout have drained more money than expected from the county sheriff's budget.


Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/

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