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New jail proposal to be unveiled Thursday

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A special Smith County Commissioners meeting will be held Thursday afternoon to discuss a new jail proposal.

Smith County Commissioner, Jeff Warr, will present an optional jail plan to other commissioners and the public. He began working on his proposal in the fall.

His plan includes new infrastructure to address housing needs to keep inmates in Smith County. It also aims to improve existing facilities. The commissioner says this plan will cost slightly under $30,000,000 which is less than previous proposals.

"When I took apart the elections we had had before that was the number one concern with citizens was the overall cost," said Warr. "Obviously, I have reduced that down tremendously with this plan and I think it will work. I believe it is a good Bible plan."

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