PRISTINE: The never-used Newton County Jail. Maybe they could rent it out as a tourist hotel.

  • PRISTINE: The never-used Newton County Jail. Maybe they could rent it out as a tourist hotel.

Good story from ozarksfirst.com on the brand new $1.2 million Newton County Jail in Jasper. Voters authorized the building, but twice have refused to vote for taxes to pay to operate it. So Newton County pays $5,000 a month to jail inmates in neighboring counties. It also runs a little heat in the building to keep pipes from freezing.