Childress's New Jail Plans

Artist rendering of planned facility
Artist rendering of planned facility

Childress County will soon have a new, state-of-the-art jail...and officials are now accepting bids to help pay for the construction. 

The new facility is expected to be open by February 2008.

Officials will break land along Highway 287 just east of Childress.

They will tear down an old, abandoned hotel and build the detention facility on that property.

The new jail will hold 96 inmates with expansion up to 130.