The Union County Jail was built in 1994. Maintenance costs are high due to ongoing issues.

MONROE — Captain Lori Pierce with the Union County Sheriff’s Office made a presentation to the Union County Board of Commissioners on the current situation at the Union County Jail on May 1.

“We need a jail now,” she said. “We need a 600-bed facility built now. If we start the planning phase we are easily looking at 5 to 6 years to build it.”