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Save the Paxton Jail

PAXTON--1871, that's when the old Paxton Jail first opened its doors.

However, for more than 20 years, the jail continues to sit empty, deteriorating.

The question now, what does the county do, when there's no money in the budget to fix it.

There are basically two choices, either the Ford County Board approves the Paxton Foundation's proposal to take it over...

Or the county will be forced to demolish the building, since it's not useful to them.

But some think it is useful, and it's vital to preserve a place with rich history for future generations.

ABC Newschannel 15's Marine Glisovic walks us through the old Paxton Jail, and finds out what its future holds.