Crawford County Jail Designed to Meet Growing Population

By Jessie Fetterling
Construction broke ground earlier this month on the new Crawford County jail in Van Buren. The nearly $20 million facility will be approximately 64,000 square feet and will include a 307-bed jail, the sheriff’s office, 911 dispatching center and arraignment court with the ability to add a full justice center in the future. The new jail will be built on a site at the edge of Van Buren off of U.S. Route 64.

Crawford County Officials Consider Tax Vote to Fund New Jail

Crawford County Judge John Hall says he'll ask for an election in March requesting funds for a new county jail.