Documenting the Undocumented

Knox County detention facility

An immigrant rights group says data shows the Knox County Sheriff’s Office is playing a significant role in federal law enforcement.

So Ordered

Hearing in Conley v. Spangler

A judge reaffirms his ruling that the Knox County Sheriff’s Office has violated the state’s Public Records Act and must comply with the law.

Blue Wall Gets Results

Sheriff Tom Spangler

With deputies cheering them on, Knox County commissioners take money from fund balance for Sheriff’s Office bonuses.

Keeping It Together

Clerk's office

For the parts of life that haven’t come to a standstill, the Knox County Clerk and the county jail adapt to the pandemic.

For the Records, pt. 3

Conley v. Spangler

The county Law Department reiterates its contention that the Sheriff’s Office can charge labor costs for inspection of public records.

For the Records, pt. 2

Conley v. Spangler

In a lawsuit trial, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office outlines its unusual interpretations of the state’s Public Records Act.

Cracking the Jailhouse Door

knox county detention facility

The Knox County Sheriff’s pretrial release program has doubled its caseload this year, keeping hundreds more people out of jail. Is it enough?