New Bledsoe County Correctional Complex To Open In January

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held next week on Tuesday, at 1 p.m., to launch the opening of the new Bledsoe County Correctional Complex. 

The 430,000-square-foot facility will add 1,540 beds and bring more than 450 jobs to the area. 

“The new facility will help provide some relief to the county jails and aid in the Department’s mission to enhance public safety,” Commissioner Derrick D. Schofield said. 

The prison is expected to begin housing inmates in January, 2013, and is at 1045 Horsehead Road in Pikeville.


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