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Florala leaders look to build own jail facility

FLORALA, AL (WSFA) -

Florala town leaders are seriously looking at opening a town jail.

Right now Florala police have to transport inmates to the Covington County jailin Andalusia, which costs the city $31 per inmate per day.

By opening a jail thiswill save the town money, and it could also serve as an incentive for some ofthe locals to start paying their traffic fines.

The Florala town council isexpected to vote on the issue in April.

The estimated cost of opening a jail inFlorala is a little more than $17,000.

Bryan Henry will have more on this story today on WSFA 12 News at5.

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