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Flint lockup scheduled to open Monday

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(09/28/12) - Flint's lockup is set to open back up Monday, if all goes as planned.

It's been closed more than four years.

The lockup is almost always at the center of discussions about how to help cut crime in the city. 

The state is paying for the Genesee County Sheriff's Department to run it.

Sheriff Robert Pickell, Friday, said they're still waiting on some surveillance equipment to be installed.

The state mandated the surveillance system update.

The state is paying for the multi-million dollar, one year contract to run the lockup.

The goal was to have some of the 20 new positions created to be filled by laid off Flint Police officers and firefighters.

The lockup opening back up was part of Governor Rick Snyder's public safety plan unveiled in Flint in March.

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