Randall County Jail Costs

Construction crews started setting up on Wednesday for the Randall County jail expansion.

Law enforcement leaders hope the one hundred forty-four new beds will make jails more efficient in the area -- but it comes at a cost to randall county taxpayers.

Seven point one million dollars.

The expansion can cost no more than that - according to a decision made last night by county commissioners.

Money for the project was raised by selling bonds but taxpayers will ultimately see an increase.

The amount of that increase is not being made public.