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14Jan

County Resolves Jail Medical Wing Snag

ROME, GEORGIA – Floyd County is taking over construction of the training center building at the jail after a call for bids put the price at nearly twice the budgeted amount. County Manager Jamie McCord said the sheriff’s office and maintenance department would manage the project and use inmate labor at a cost of about…

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11Jan

Shelby County Officials Discuss Jail Phone Surveillance Concerns, GTL Contract

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE – Shelby County’s Law Enforcement, Courts and Corrections committee sought to determine Wednesday whether any of the controversial surveillance tools listed in its contract for jail phones are in use. Commissioners questioned two county officials following an investigation by The Commercial Appeal that found the county contracted a legally questionable location tracking service —…

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