Stark Jail Planning Addition of 14 Cells for Female Inmates

CANTON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – The Stark County jail is looking to add some more cells.

Commissioners have given approval to the sheriff to hire North-Canton based Sol Harris Day to study the feasibility of putting 14 new cells in what’s now being used as a storage area.

They would be used specifically to house females in drug treatment/rehab.

The jail currently does not have a separate facility for that, and defendants are being sentenced to that program.

Cost of the study is $160,000.