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New $32M Adams County Jail expected to open early next year

August 18, 2019

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Construction crews are completing extensive electrical work on the new Adams County Jail that’s expected to open early next year.

The 75,000-square foot facility will house the county sheriff’s office, the Quincy Police Department and inmates.

The nearly $32 million building will be able to house about 190 inmates. Currently, the jail is spread over three floors of the Adams County Courthouse and has a capacity of about 120.

Project manager Sid Wilson says the project has been delayed for a few weeks.

Currently, crews are completing extensive electrical work for the new jail’s high-tech security system.

Local officials say a new facility has been needed for years.

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