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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -  Officials say a project at the Johnson County Jail will require most of its inmates to be moved and housed in the Muscatine County Jail for several months.
   Work is set to begin April 27 on the $880,000 project intended to improve the Johnson County Jail's control center and repair several cellblock doors. The project is scheduled to finish by July 20.
   Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek says he estimates between 70 and 90 percent of the inmates will be moved to Muscatine County.
   The Johnson County Jail has a capacity of 92 inmates. Pulkrabek says the jail will be able to hold some inmates during the project.

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