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It looks like there will be some expansion of the Deschutes County Jail in the near future,  as the County Commissioners vote to bond for a portion of the money needed to expand the adult jail by about 144 beds.


Commissioner tony debone says it's not a General Obligation Bond; rather the money will come in the form of a "loan" to increase jail space.


"This is one of those long-term things. We determined we need more jail beds many years ago. The citizens did vote "no" on a $40-million expansion. And now, at this point, we're going to do an $11-million expansion; just add some beds, use the existing kitchen, laundry facilities, and connect it to the existing facility just so we have more room for people in jail."


DeBone says the County will pay back the $8.3-million over 20 to 25 years.


The Board unanimously approved the action.


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