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Jones County detention center approved for sale

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Jones County, TX - Jones County commissioners held a meeting Monday morning to approve the selling of the county's detention facility to the GEO group, a corrections facility company based in Florida.

Jones County Judge Dale Spurgin said the agreed upon price for the facility is $30 million. The next step is negotiation, and the company will iron out the details with the facility's trustee.

The facility has 1,127 beds available and would provide $600,000 a year to Jones County.

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