Covering Butler County: Old jail being torn down

Greenville, AL (WSFA) - Crews began tearing down the old Butler County Jail on Monday.

Built in 1927, the building has been obsolete for some time. It once housed 52 inmates. The new jail has room for 96. The new facility is described as a safer environment for everyone.

Sheriff Kenny Hardin tells WSFA 12 News, "The commissioners really worked hard to get the new facility that we have. So, it's something the people of Butler County are proud of and I know the people that work in the corrections facility are very proud of it because it's a safer environment for them."

Commissioners have yet to decide what to do with the jail property.