Another major accomplishment was the new Detention Center. Sheriff Knight worked with County Council on this multi-year project to secure funds. The Sheriff stayed with the project from conception, to design, construction, and completion. And now a beautiful new jail can be found on Hodge Road. It accepted its first detainee in August 2016. It replaced a nearly 100-year-old jail in St. George. The new jail is state of the art in every way. This was something that had to be done due to the overcrowding in the old St. George facility. The old jail was built for 156 inmates and the census was regularly around 300. The new jail has 352 bunks with room for expansion. This facility is designed so well multiple agencies from the United States have visited the facility. And now two more detention centers, extremely like ours, are under construction by other agencies.