TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 30, 2015

As the Knox County jail population reaches “an all-time high,” jailers are left double-bunking inmates, and top officials are again pushing for a public safety center designed to house and treat the mentally ill who are arrested for nonviolent crimes. Knox County Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones says that could ease overcrowding and stave off potential lawsuits. He also suggested another option: a new multi-million dollar jail pod. WBIR has more on the situation.