HUTCHINSON – Inmates moved into the new Reno County Correctional Facility at 1800 South Severance on Wednesday.
The new 77-thousand plus square foot jail was built on land purchased from the Kansas Department of Corrections on a 10-acre lot.
The old Reno County Jail at 210 W. 1st and the Jail Annex in Hutchinson are closed and renovation of this area will start shortly.
This old area will provide a new Evidence Holding Facility, Offender Registry Office, Security Office, and Inmate Holding for Court as well as non-court functions from the Courthouse.
The jail was built after county voters approved a half-cent sales tax.
Not only did the sales tax go toward building the new jail, it will be used to move some county offices to the now closed County Jail Annex.
Other plans for the money raised include adding a new entrance to the courthouse and doing some improvements to the Law Enforcement Center.