From jailhouse to deputy domicile

Reagan County Sheriff Jeff Garner has a unique idea on how to solve his department’s housing problem – turn the jail into apartments. “This is an idea that I have had off and on for some time now,” Garner said. “We can either have this building sitting here deteriorating around our ears, or we can make it into something useful.” Reagan County’s 96-bed jail has been sitting empty since February of 2013 when a staffing shortage rendered the facility useless.

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