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State Finds Several Problems At Rutherford County Jail

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Posted at 3:01 PM, Jul 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-30 19:45:42-04

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- State inspectors have found several problems at Rutherford County's Adult Detention Center.

According to The Daily News Journal, Tennessee Corrections inspectors informed Sheriff Robert Arnold of the findings in a letter dated June 22.

Among the inspectors' numerous concerns, the letter said, were that six cameras were not working, logs did not reflect the weapons inventory, and the jail's policy manual did not mention programs for inmates with disabilities.

In a statement, Arnold said the deficiencies would be addressed and resolved by August 1. A re-inspection of the Murfreesboro facility has been scheduled for August 13, after which a final report would be presented to the Board of Control.

According to the report, the jail has been operating on a $15.1 million budget and has served more than 930 male and female inmates combined. 

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