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Inmates tout benefit of jail’s re-entry program

Whitley Co. Detention Center inmates Anthony Merriman, left, and Mack Jones, right, were two of the featured speakers at a recent Whitley Co. UNITE Coalition meeting and spoke about how the jail’s re-entry program has given them hope. 33-year-old Anthony Merriman makes no...
Posted On 29 Jun 2016

Woman allegedly spits on deputy jailer

A Keavy woman, who was arrested for DUI Saturday evening, allegedly spit on a deputy jailer after she was transported to the Whitley County Detention Center, according to a sheriff’s department release. About 9 p.m., Sgt. Kirk Mays responded to Kersey Road after Whitley...
Posted On 25 May 2016

Knox County jail suffers from severe overcrowding

Knox County deputy jailers had their hands full Friday, Feb. 26, with the excessive number of inmates they have to haul over and back from circuit court. But, by that time, however, the worst was nearly over. The Knox County Detention Center is set up for 35 inmates; however,...
Posted On 03 Mar 2016
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