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Escambia Jail changes hands tonight
Tonight at midnight, county leaders will assume control of the Escambia Jail from the Sheriff.
The facility, its employees and its 31-million-dollar budget will fall under the direct oversight of the Escambia County Commission.
The switch won't mean much change for most.
But uniforms and badges will be different, and the vehicle logos will change.
Detention deputies will also be county employees.
Otherwise, it will be business as usual at the jail Tuesday.
The transition will cost the county close to a million dollars according to the county's budget and finance chief.