Estimated cost for jail fix for Sullivan: $85 million to more than $110 million
J. H. OSBORNE, Kingsport Times News
Sep 13, 2019 at 1:29 PM
BLOUNTVILLE — The projected cost of expanding and renovating current Sullivan County jail facilities is nearly $85 million, according to a presentation to the Sullivan County Commission on Thursday by the consulting firm hired earlier this year.
Building a completely new jail on a new site and with potential space to add courtrooms later, carries a price tag of more than $110 million — not including the cost of land. The consultants recommend that a new site should be at least 30 acres.