Woodbury County is making strides towards having a new jail.
Yesterday, Woodbury County supervisors approved an architecture contract with a firm that will put together a design for the $49.5-million-dollar jail.
The county has cited infrastructure and overcrowding issues as reasons for a new building.
The county is joining several others around the state that have recently worked to update and expand their facilities.
Eight counties have completed new jails or major renovations since 2014.