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Jail undergoes renovations to become safer

Construction and renovations will continue into the next year.

Last year, voters approved a $45 million public safety bond mostly to help fix up the Douglas County Jail.

FOX 42 got a peek at those renovations Tuesday.

Crews have been busy replacing glass, repairing the roof and changing the lighting with new LED systems.

It's all in the name of safety for staff and prisoners.

"We couldn't necessarily see what they were doing clearly at night," said corrections officer Sgt. Matthew Lewis. "This new LED lighting prevents safety issues for our staff and inmates."

Construction and renovations will continue into the next year.

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