“Thurston commissioners OK estimated $19 million plan to expand county jail”
“Thurston County commissioners unanimously agreed Wednesday to move forward with a plan, estimated to cost at least $19 million, to expand the county jail in Tumwater. The decision comes after years of discussion and ongoing crowding at the facility.
“‘Doing nothing is not an option, and anything that we do that delays this project is virtually doing nothing, in my opinion,’ Commissioner John Hutchings, who chairs the board, said as he opened the stakeholder meeting Wednesday. ‘“And I’m tired of doing nothing.’
“Commissioners approved proceeding with the design of a 40-bed addition, plus a shell for future expansion. Before a bidding process for construction gets started, the commissioners will decide whether to include the shell,” by Sara Gentzler, The Olympian. Read more