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Jail Addition & Renovation Project

The Building Authority issued 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.  Construction commenced in March of 2017.  The General Contractor is 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  • Expansion and reconfiguration of inmate cells to allow decommissioning of outdated inmate area in the adjacent old jail.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 roof for the entire jail building.
  • Major lighting and electrical upgrades.
  • Other modifications to improve staff utilization and efficiency.
This page last updated on 6/15/2017.


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