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Jail Recommended For Certification

Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 3:19 pm

For the first time in over 20 years, the Grundy County Jail will be recommended for certification.

IMG_6075Sheriff Clint Shrum said the Tennessee Corrections Institute conducted their inspection of the facility last week. The inspection consisted of 342 items contained in 14 categories including Physical Plant, administration and management, sanitation and maintenance, food services, medical services, security, discipline, mail and visiting, admittance and release, hygiene, supervision of prisoners, personnel, classification, and program and activities.

“This had been a huge undertaking for this agency. From developing policies and procedures and inmate programs to transitioning into the new facility, this has been a team effort from day one,” said Shrum.

The new jail has an occupancy rating of 114 inmates. Shrum explained the certification allows the county to continue to house state inmates, will help reduce liability, and gives access to more resources.