As temperatures soar, air conditioning out in Muscogee County Jail

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With the temperature approaching 100 degrees Monday afternoon, the air conditioning inside the Muscogee County jail was not working.

Officials with the jail say work on the air conditioning has stopped for the evening but will resume at 6:00 a.m.

There was an electrical failure that has caused power outages in parts of the complex but knocked out the air conditioning to the entire facility, Maj. Joe McCrea told News 3.

There were 1,164 inmates in the jail Monday morning.

The air conditioning stopped working about 2 p.m. A city work crew has been on site trying to fix the problem, McCrea said.

An outside technician has been called in, Public Works Director Pat Biegler said.

One phase of the three-phase power system was burned out, Biegler said.

Late Monday it was 97 degrees with a heat index of 108 degrees.

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