Arrival of cells marks jail progress


September 15, 2023

Brady Slater

Prefabricated steel cells are stacked two high in the men's wing of the new jail being constructed along Carlton County Road 61 in Carlton.

The trucks began arriving near the end of last month, transporting jail cells from Baldwin, Georgia. The cells came six to a semitrailer, three trucks per arrival.

As of this week, there are 70 jail cells consolidated onto the grounds of the new $75 million Justice Center, which is under construction along Carlton County Road 61 in Carlton.

Some of the cells are already installed, stacked to create two floors, and awaiting the construction of a second-level mezzanine in the men's unit.

Jail administrator Paul Coughlin met the Pine Knot on Monday to discuss the cells and the construction of...

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