JONES COUNTY, Texas -

A corrections facility in Jones County that was completed last summer is ready to bring nearly 200 jobs to the area.

It sits vacant and officials are contemplating what to do with it.

"There's been a lot of interest, obviously we've had a lot of people fill out job applications and are anxiously awaiting to when this facility's going to open but right now we don't have anything in the near future to populate it," said Jones County Judge Dale Spurgin.

Spurgin said they have received state funds, but now they need a population of inmates.

"They ultimately did award a contract, but they opted to keep that population where they're currently located," Spurgin said.

The population, located at a unit in Mineral Wells west of Ft. Worth, consisted of inmates who require drug rehabilitation and parole and probation violators, which the facility in Jones County can accommodate.

Until they arrive, Jones County is contemplating what to do with the state-of-the-art facility.

Spurgin said several plans have been considered including one which would bring inmates from out of state to the facility in Jones County.

"The Governor's office and TDCJ have made some inquiries into California to bring out of state inmates in," Spurgin said.

However Spurgin expects the facility to be used at some point.

"It's a brand new facility, it's a state-of-the-art and eventually it will be used," said Spurgin.

The detention facility cost $35 million to build.