Bradley Co. Won't Add Deputy, But Helps Inmates with Education

Bradley County commissioners will not fund a new deputy position, even though Sheriff Jim Ruth says the county needs one, the Times Free Press reports. In other news, Ruth has been instrumental in helping inmates at the Bradley County Justice Center get their GED's, as 20 will take the test this fall through a new Bradley County Department of Corrections program. According to testing coordinator for the county's adult high school, Charlotte Samples, a released inmate with a GED is 50 percent less likely to be imprisoned again.