A parking lot at Merced and L streets in downtown Fresno, behind an existing Fresno County Jail building, will be the site for a new $81.8 million, 300-bed jail annex.
A parking lot at Merced and L streets in downtown Fresno, behind an existing Fresno County Jail building, will be the site for a new $81.8 million, 300-bed jail annex. TIM SHEEHAN tsheehan@fresnobee.com
A parking lot at Merced and L streets in downtown Fresno, behind an existing Fresno County Jail building, will be the site for a new $81.8 million, 300-bed jail annex. TIM SHEEHAN tsheehan@fresnobee.com

New 300-bed jail will cost almost $82 million but replace 1940s-era facility

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