Robertson Co. Agrees to Jail Reforms

Robertson County has agreed to changes at its jail after a federal investigation found constitutional rights violations. The Nashville City Paper reports that the U.S. Department of Justice filed the civil rights complaint against the county as well as a settlement agreement on April 26. The agreement lays out a plan to bring the Robertson County Detention Facility up to standards through policy, training and employment changes. The department’s 2011 investigation found problems involving inadequate food, mental health care and supervision of inmates on suicide watch. But it praised the county for expeditiously responding to complaints and taking corrective actions.