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Community partners broke ground on the new Crook County Jail Thursday morning

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 - Fourteen community partners participated in the jail groundbreaking ceremony.

The Crook County Sheriff's Office hosted the Crook County Jail Groundbreaking Ceremony Thursday morning, Sept. 7 at the site of the future 76-bed jail on Northeast Second Street in Prineville.

Sheriff John Gautney called it a great day in Crook County and said the revolving door of the jail is about to be closed.

Speakers included Gautney, Crook County Judge Seth Crawford, Jail Committee Chairman Mike O'Herron, DLR Group representative Diana Brown, and Kirby Nagelhout Construction President Jeff Deswert.

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 - Sheriff John Gautney spoke during the ceremony.

HOLLY SCHOLZ/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Crook County Judge Seth Crawford shared some financial history of the jail bond.

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 - Jail Committee Chairman Mike O'Herron thanked the public for supporting the jail bond.

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