Tour the new Harnett County jail

May 14, 2009 11:25:40 AM PDT
If you've ever wanted to tour a jail, now's your chance.The Harnett County Sheriff's Office is offering a peak into its new facility. Anyone who is interested can take a tour of the new sheriff's office and detention center from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday during open house.

The new facility is located at 175 Bain Drive, behind the Harnett County Courthouse on U.S. 401 in Lillington.

According to the Harnett County Detention Center website, the jail is a one-story structure made of concrete and steel.

There are a total of 84 beds that are broken into four cell blocks.

Two blocks have 20-bed, four man cells and the other two blocks have single cells with a total of 11 beds.

There are six isolation cells and eight additional cells that house female prisoners.

The detention center is 24-7 hour a day facility that operates seven days a week. It is staffed with 27 officers. Twenty of those are full-time employees while the others are part-time.

The jail's kitchen is staffed with five cooks who prepare three hot meals a day.

And if someone needs medical attention, there is an on-site medical unit that has two nurses.


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