Weather Cooperates, Concrete Finally Being Poured at Jail Expansion, LIVINGSTON, January 21, 2010 - After literally hundreds of tons of dirt excavation, The Polk County Jail Expansion Project which broke ground in March of 2009 finally began pouring concrete on its new 80,000 square foot facility on the morning of January 21, 2010. "Finally!" an elated Sheriff Ken Hammack said when asked about it. "We've been working on this for a long time and it feels good to finally see the foundation being poured", he said. "After the new concrete cures for several days we'll be able to drive a truck on it". The Polk County Sheriff's Office has often had to send inmates to other jail facilities in East Texas because of overcrowding. According to Sheriff Hammack, the new facility will easily handle Polk County's jail needs for the next 20 years. Sheriff Ken Hammack is a retired Texas Ranger who had a career with the Texas Department of Public Safety that spanned 32 years.
Workers spread concrete as it's pumped in from a mixer truck on January 21, 2010.
Freshly poured concrete connecting to North Washington in Livingston in front of the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
Literally hundreds of tons of dirt has been excavated in preparation for the expansion of the Polk County Jail.
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