Of Ethics and Inmates

Of Ethics and Inmates

At tonight’s meeting, County Commission considers an amendment to the Sheriff’s video visitation contract and a vacancy on its Ethics Committee.

by jesse fox mayshark • october 22, 2018

Jail video visits for inmates and an Ethics Committee vacancy are on County Commission’s agenda tonight.
One commissioner complains the Ethics Committee has turned into "a witch hunt."
Commission is voting on an amendment to a contract with Securus Technologies, which was hired by the county in 2015 to provide phone, video and email service for inmates at the Knox County Detention Facility.
Representatives of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office told commissioners at their work session last week that Securus had failed to fulfill one part of that contract, an updated inmate management system, and so the company is instead making a $250,0...

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