The Cape Girardeau County Commissioners Approves Security Upgrade at Jail


At the request of the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Department the County Commission voted on Monday to award a $27,900 contract to Benton, Missouri’s MHS Enterprises to install a swipe-card door access control system at the county jail, 216 N. Missouri St. in Jackson. Officials said this  work will be paid out of the building repairs line item already in the budget for the year and will allow jail employees to move more quickly in and out of 14 doors inside the facility — one of them the 911 center on the jail’s top floor. Back in August commissioners were informed that using hard-copy keys with so much jail traffic in and out was problematic for safety and security.

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