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Jail Addition & Renovation Project

The Building Authority is issuing a new bond issue in the amount of $5,150,000, with Van Buren County funding a additional amount, to construct an addition and make renovations to the County Jail in downtown Paw Paw.  It is anticipated that the bonds will be issued and construction will commence in March of 2017.  An Award of Construction Contract has been approved with Miller-Davis Company of Kalamazoo. Features of the project include:

  • A new booking and holding area to comply with current best practices for correctional facilities.
  • Expansion and reconfiguration of inmate cells to allow decommissioning of outdated inmate area in the adjacent old jail.
  • Updated security system.
  • New and replacement rook for the entire jail building.
  • Major lighting and electrical upgrades.
  • Other modifications to improve staff utilization and efficiency.
This page last updated on 2/27/2017.


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