For the Records

Sheriff Tom Spangler

A UT professor’s open records lawsuit against the Knox County Sheriff’s Office raises questions about access to public officials’ emails.

Urging a Withdrawal

287(g) vigil 4-4-19

Knox County Sheriff’s Office is the only agency in Tennessee to participate in the controversial 287(g) program. Immigrant advocates hope to end it.

Jail Rebate

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County Commission approves an unusual contract amendment with the firm that provides video visits for Knox County 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.

Cell Blocked

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Sheriff Spangler shows the jail’s cramped quarters to county commissioners and makes his case for expansion.

In the Jailhouse Now

Sheriff's Office website

Sheriff Tom Spangler invites County Commission to talk overcrowding at the county detention center.