Henry County purchases land for new jail

County purchased 20 acres, with another 10 donated

HENRY COUNTY, Va. – A new jail in Henry County is one step closer to reality.

The county has purchased 20 acres of land on the former DuPont factory property for just over $400,000.

DuPont is also donating another 10 acres.

The county has also issued a contract for architectual work for the jail.

The state Department of Corrections will now take the county's plans before the General Assembly in early 2018 for final approval.

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