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The Deschutes County Commissoiners decided unanimously to put a stop to plans for a new jail expansion and instead look into retrofitting the juvenile detention facility for adult prisoners.

 

Sheriff Larry Blanton is frustrated by the commissioners lengthy process in studying different alternatives.

 

The commissioners hope to utilize the under utilized juvenile detention facility and make changes to accomodate adult prisoners.

 

They are studying what repositioning the juvenile facillity for adults would cost and hope to have more answers in a couple months.

 

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