Nemaha County Jail Renovating For More Space

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SENECA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A new renovation project for the Nemaha County Jail will add much more space to the jail.

The renovation will add 16 thousand square feet of space to the law enforcement center in Seneca. It will also install 30 new beds for inmates.

KMZA reports that Sheriff Rich Vernon says the county has outgrown the current facility. It was originally built in 1978 to hold only 10 prisoners.

The county is looking for a construction manager to take on the $4 million project.