Ceremony To Mark Central Booking Facility Demolition, Honor Victims

January 9, 2019

The community is invited to attend a ceremony to mark the demolition of the former Escambia County Central Booking and Detention Facility Wednesday, January 16 at 11 a.m. outside the facility’s east gate/sally port entrance located near the intersection of North “H” and Baars streets.

The brief program will include the history of the building, plans for the site, a moment of silence and prayers for the approximately 600 inmates and staff who were in the building when an explosion in the basement laundry room occurred during the April 2014 flooding event. The explosion killed two and injured 184.

Parking for the ceremony is available at Escambia County Video Visitation, 1190 West Leonard Street. or in the parking lot just south of the central booking facility.


4 Responses to “Ceremony To Mark Central Booking Facility Demolition, Honor Victims”

  1. Thomas Moore on January 11th, 2019 5:39 pm

    As the County Turns. Leave it to Beaver.

  2. Jenny Paige on January 10th, 2019 5:10 am

    Who is putting on this event?!?!? What an absolute JOKE!

  3. anne 1of2 on January 9th, 2019 6:16 pm

    Well put BB. A ceremony for tearing down a jail, go figure.

  4. BB on January 9th, 2019 8:45 am

    Ceremony?! What kind of a waste of time is this? This should’ve been done a long time ago. Y’all get it together now.

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