Five criteria used to select new Chatham County jail site

We recently voted to locate the new jail at the old Chatham County Landfill site. In a perfect world we wouldn’t need to build a new jail but unfortunately we have a critical need now. Before our vote, a committee made up of representatives from the Sheriff’s office, County Manager’s office, Public works, and the project construction manager studied possible sites throughout the county. There were three possible sites evaluated in depth. The first was adjacent to the new justice center, the second was a site in town Pittsboro, and the third was the County landfill property.

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