The entire jail cell was lifted from the top of the county court house rooftop last week.

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In the process of re-roofing the Franklin County Court House, an outdoor jail cell was removed from the building’s roof last week. The new roof for the building is expected to cost $26,000, said county inspector Randy Henrie.

The late Gary McKenzie spearheaded the cell’s construction about 30 years ago when he was the jailer, said former county sheriff, Don Beckstead. Its purpose was to allow inmates an opportunity to be outside in good weather.

The metal structure was taken to Idaho Salvage.

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