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Greene County approves construction of new jail

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CATSKILL, N.Y. (WRGB) - A county in desperate need of a new jail is now on its way to getting one.

The Greene County legislature voted Wednesday to approve a plan to build a new facility, right behind the original.

The original jail was one of the oldest in the state. It had to be closed back in April due to the deteriorating conditions inside.

All the inmates had to be transferred to other counties. None of the officers working there lost their jobs.

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