Henry County Opens New Office & Jail

By Ashley Duong, The Union 

MT. PLEASANT — A small crowd gathered outside the latest building to go up on South Grand Avenue: the Henry County Jail and Sheriff’s office.

On Saturday, Nov. 9, Executive Vice President of the Mt. Pleasant Chamber Alliance Kristi Ray addressed the crowd present for the ribbon cutting and tours. She said the project was very important to the community and is proud to be able to have the new facility in town.

Sheriff Rich McNamee said he was thrilled to finally see the building ready after preparations began in 2013 and construction began in May 2018. The new 25,600 square foot building is a step up from the old 2,000 square foot space and has the capacity for 108 beds while the former jail could only house eight inmates.

He continued, saying the tax payers who voted for the $9.1 million bond referendum in August 2017 were to thank as well as the staff who have gone with all the ups and downs of construction.

“To every person who put a moment into this building I thank you from the bottom of my heart,” he said.  CLICK HERE to read more

CLICK HERE for previous story: New Henry County Jail, Sheriff's Office to open in November