Progress made to Dallas County Jail

Published 10:20 am Wednesday, June 12, 2024

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The Dallas County Jail continues to get rebuilt.

The Jan. 12, 2023, EF-2 tornado severely damaged the jail, tearing off the roof and destroying the interior. Over 120 inmates were relocated to Perry County and Limestone County. 

The Dallas County Commission often discusses the jail at its monthly meeting and gets reports from Sheriff Mike Granthum. 

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Perry Juvenile Center was recently repaired and now housing juvenile inmates. At a recent commission meeting, Perry Varner Director Marcus Hannah thanked the County Commission for their help.

The kitchen, surveillance equipment and other electronics will be replaced. Dallas County Probate Judge Jimmy Nunn and Granthum predict at least a year and a half before inmates and employees return to the “state-of-the-art” jail.