Jefferson County Jail layout and use

(Hillsboro) Over the years, there have been many changes and even additions to the Jefferson County Jail in Hillsboro. Brenda Short has been the Jail Administrator for the past couple of years. She says they use all three floors of the building for housing inmates.

Short says the other floors are in full use as well.

The need for a new jail has been discussed for some time as the current facility was built in the early 1990s and quickly outgrew its space. County government has purchased land in another location in Hillsboro with the thought of building a new facility near the Juvenile Center, but there are no plans in place.