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Inmates moved in at new county jail

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

PICKENS — After months of preparations and minor delays, the new Pickens County Detention Center is now open.

Sheriff Rick Clark said inmates were transferred to the new facility on Wednesday, Nov. 13, and the detention center opened the next day.

“We moved about 300-something people here … in one day, without incident,” he said.

Clark, other county officials and Moseley Architects justice sector leader Dan Mace held a press availability Friday afternoon at the facility.

“This is a day we’ve been waiting on for several years,” he said.

Building a new jail was Clark’s first goal when he took

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