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Nanaimo jail upgrades start

Renovations to the cell block in the Nanaimo jail were set to begin Monday.

The renovation project is anticipated to last approximately 15 weeks, with work being carried out by Knappett Construction.

Nanaimo RCMP officials have implemented a prisoner management plan to provide alternative accommodation for prisoners during the renovation.

The Nanaimo jail was constructed as part of the new detachment building that opened in 1987. Except for the addition of sprinklers and a new booking area in the 2002 detachment expansion, the cell area of the jail has been unchanged since originally placed into service.

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