DARLINGTON – The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors will meet this month on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building, 11974 Ames Road, to hear a presentation by Potter Lawson and the National Institute of Corrections Jail Division on the options for the jail going forward. After the presentation, the board will continue with its regular meeting.
The assessment created states three options for the county to consider. The first option would be to add a second floor to the existing structure. The second option would be to build a two-story structure in the existing parking lot, attach it to the current building and once that would be completed, they would be able to move the inmates into the new building and renovate the current building. The third option would be to build a new 50-bed jail on a new site.
These are initial, tentative proposals of the three options. The county is in its very infant stages of this and is in no way moving forward with anything at this time. The presentation portion of the meeting is just that, a presentation of the facts for everyone to be informed.