06/03/2013 08:17 am ET Updated Aug 03, 2013

Wayne County In Talks To Scrap Partially Built Jail In Detroit

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Wayne County is working on a deal with the state to bail itself out of its wildly over-budget new jail project and instead take over and renovate a state prison in Detroit.

The jail construction on the northeast side of downtown is already well under way, with parts of five floors built and five new cells being completed every day. The county has spent well over $100 million to this point.

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