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PCSO to open new jail wing

By David Harten

This article was published November 14, 2012 at 5:02 p.m.

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A holding pod in the new wing of the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility.

PCSO unveils new wing at detention center

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office unveiled the new wing in their detention facility in a guided tour on Wednesday. (By David Harten)
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— The Pulaski County sheriff's office announced the opening of a new jail wing at its Roosevelt Road facility in Little Rock on Wednesday afternoon.

The new wing can hold up to 240 inmates and will be designated for non-violent offenders. Officials said it will begin to be inhabited on Monday.

The mayors of Little Rock, North Little Rock, Maumelle, Sherwood and Jacksonville agreed to share the cost for 80 of the 240 beds, while funding for the remaining 160 beds is still to be determined.

The facility is equipped with full-time surveillance equipment, large holding pods and outdoor holding cells.

Read more about this story in tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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