County Commission weighs new jail study, mental health diversion facility — or both

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 08, 2024 7:06 PM CT | Published: April 08, 2024 7:06 PM CT

The study would cost $250,000, and the new center $18.6 million. County Mayor Lee Harris meanwhile has said the diversion center is a more immediate priority that could help with conditions in the current jail.


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