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Escambia County takes control of the jail from Sheriff Morgan

ESCAMBIA COUNTY   --  Also at midnight, Escambia County leaders took control of the jail from Sheriff David Morgan.   

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 of a change for most.
But uniforms and badges will be different-- and the vehicle logos will change.
   
Otherwise, it should be business as usual at the jail today.
The transition will cost the county close to a million dollars according to the county's Budget and Finance Chief.