Supervisors approve jail contract with different architect
Published: October 2,2012
PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors have approved a contract with Goldberg, Sullivan and McCrerey Architects & Planners to design the new Jackson County Adult Detention Center.
The Mississippi Press reports supervisors discussed the matter in a closed session on Monday.
Supervisor Mike Mangum voted against the measure, saying he would have preferred to work with previous architect Pryor and Morrow to change their design rather than switching companies.
In August, supervisors terminated the contract with Pryor, a company that had received $1.2 million while designing a brick-and-mortar jail.
After seeking new design ideas over the summer, supervisors decided to go with Goldberg, which pitched a jail made up of modular steel cells that can be stacked two or four cells high upon a deep foundation.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Jail kitchen supervisor pleads guilty to stealing food
- Warden who lives hundreds of miles from jail resigns
- Ex-MDEQ leader Fisher joins Butler Snow
- Top 10 finalists chosen for C Spire Conerly Trophy
- A BIG CHANGE: New mortgage rules seen bringing increase in pricey mobile home loans
- State’s new banking chief Charlotte Corley has deep roots in the business
- (UPDATE) Gov. Bryant: $1.2 billion aluminum plant is a very exciting proposition for the state of Mississippi
- Analyst: KiOR Columbus plant may end up sold as scrap
- DAVID DALLAS: Savor this Thanksgiving and be grateful
- BankPlus recognized for alternative program to payday lending