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What if they built a jail and nobody came?

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PRISTINE: The never-used Newton County Jail. Maybe they could rent it out as a tourist hotel.
  • PRISTINE: The never-used Newton County Jail. Maybe they could rent it out as a tourist hotel.

Good story from ozarksfirst.com on the brand new $1.2 million Newton County Jail in Jasper. Voters authorized the building, but twice have refused to vote for taxes to pay to operate it. So Newton County pays $5,000 a month to jail inmates in neighboring counties. It also runs a little heat in the building to keep pipes from freezing.

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