The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office announced it will be closing the Pell City jail facility until further notice beginning July 13.
The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office and the St. Clair County Commission working in conjunction with the Alabama State Fire Marshal’s Office will evaluate the jail due to its old age.
“Although there have been no condition-related accidents or injuries at the Facility, due in large part to its age, a thorough assessment has become necessary,” the Sheriff’s Office released in a statement.
There is no set time on when the facility will reopen. Inspections and possible repairs will need to be made before reopening the facility.
To ensure the continued safety of all inmates and employees, the Facility will be temporarily evacuated. “In an impressive showing of partnership and cooperation, Sheriffs in surrounding counties as well as the Alabama Department of Corrections, have agreed to assist in the temporary housing of inmates.”
It is unclear what facilities will be intaking inmates.