Jefferson County Sheriff's Department

6:13am

Fri October 10, 2014
Regional Coverage

Jefferson County jail renovation helps with overcrowding but problem persists

Renovations will transform an indoor gym into a dormitory like this one.
Jefferson County

Buildings and Grounds employees in Jefferson County are transforming the county jail's indoor gym into a dorm for inmates. The extra 36 beds help with the jail's constant overcrowding, but more beds are still needed. 

Spike Decker, head of the Jefferson County's buildings and grounds department, got a call this summer from the State Commission of Corrections. They asked if Decker could find a way to add beds and a few toilets to the jail's indoor recreation room. He got to work.

"We are really just converting an open room into a dormitory for our guests," Decker said.

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8:46am

Thu November 29, 2012
Regional Coverage

Three lawsuits target Jefferson County Sheriff's Department

Three women with the same attorney have filed lawsuits against the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department and members within it for allegations relating to sexual misconduct or harassment.

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