Tuesday, September 24, 2013

New Prison Planned...For Right Next to the Fair

I've been busy and out of town and I'm just catching up on county shenanigans, so thanks to Marybeth for pointing this gem out!
A group exploring options for a possible new jail in Fayette County has narrowed its recommended location down to a 77-acre Dunbar Township parcel, according to two of its members.
Yes, good. I mean, I'm not exactly sure that we need a possible new jail--in fact, I think we'd be better off trying to prevent some of these problems like oh, you know, drugs before the prison sentence actually happens, but hey.

But wait, what's this?
The county-owned site is behind the Fayette County Fairgrounds, said Jim Killinger, leader of the prison working group's architectural team.
Just what everyone wants--hanging out at the fair with children and our finest right next to a prison, even though they say you won't be able to see it from there. But I guess the plus side is when someone inevitably gets arrested at the fair, they can just throw them right in there. And it would be a great way to get us on the Freak Show some more. I mean, the fair and a prison in close proximity to each other just begs for Fayettenamese comedic gold. Talk about county stereotypes, right?

1 comment:

  1. YOU said it...freak show for sure...and it is a "done deal"...full steam ahead.....