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The Builders of The Fail Jail Don't Want To Give Up

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[Photography by Chris and Michelle Gerard]

Construction of the downtown jail that downtowners don't want was halted last year when it was discovered that that finishing the jail would cost an extra $100M. Now the company that still wants to get paid to finish the thing is offering to shave $40M off the price and pitching Wayne County to finish the 2,000-bed facility. That company is AECOM, which has also filed a lawsuit seeking Millions to cover cost overruns. If they don't finish the jail it seems that the $1.2M money suck will be torn down.

In the meantime, a jury is supposed to decide if there was criminal wrongdoing by county officials on this incredibly expensive disaster.

· Wayne County Will Literally Crush Fail Jail, So Say Goodbye
· Wayne County to destroy $1.2M in brand new jail cells [ABC]
· Previous Fail Jail Coverage [Curbed]

Fail Jail

Gratiot at St Antoine, Detroit, MI