Groundbreaking for new jail facility

The Gallia County Board of Commissioners will host a Groundbreaking Ceremony on Friday, June 4 at 11 a.m. for the new Gallia County Jail. The community is invited to join the commissioners for the event located at 553 Second Avenue, Gallipolis.

The current Gallia County Jail, located in the basement of the courthouse, was built in 1964 and is undersized to meet the current inmate housing needs.

According to a news release from the commissioners, as designed, the new 32,222-square foot, 120-bed jail will be a full-service correctional facility located to the northeast of the Gallia County Courthouse and provide operational convenience and optimum access to the Gallia County Courthouse, Gallia County Common Pleas Court, Gallipolis Municipal Court, and the Gallia County Sheriff’s Department. The groundbreaking event will mark the start of the 15 ½ month project.