Wichita County voters pass $70 million jail bond

Wichita County voters pass $70 million jail bond

WICHITA COUNTY, TX (KAUZ) - Wichita County will be getting a new jail after the $70 million Jail Bond passed on Saturday.

The election results show the jail bond, known as proposition one, passed by about 500 votes.

For- 2,557 (55.45%)

Against- 2,054 (44.55%)

This means the county will be able to build a new jail and law enforcement center. The new facility will be located off 287 next to the current annex.
The new facility would have 672 direct supervision jail beds.

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