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Barry County Jail Closing as New Facility Begins Construction

Officials in Barry County are preparing for a new jail, as the old facility closes.

The Barry County Jail closed on June 1 due to the age of the building and plumbing issues that have caused several problems.

Inmates at the jail have been moved to facilities in Stone County, Webster County, Christian County, and Douglas County.

Sheriff Danny Boyd says the new facility is under construction, and should be opened by October 1.

Residents in Barry County are confident the new building will have better security, after two separate inmate escapes in 2022 and 2023.

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