Mar 31 2016

Or, should Blount County stop housing Federal and Tennessee Department of Corrections inmates?

The current Blount County jail facility is approved to house 350 inmates. As of Wednesday, March 31, 2016, there are 517 inmates in the Blount County jail. However, 76 are Federal inmates and 142 are Tennessee Department of Corrections inmates waiting on space in a state facility.

Why should Blount County build a larger jail? Maybe it is time for the Feds and the State to take care of their inmates.

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