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Friday, January 18, 2019

Let Cleanup begin...

Folks, WAAY TV posted a very good article about contraband in the Marshall County Jail.  If you recall in June 2018 four correction officers were fired for bringing contraband into the jail.  This issue is not exclusive to the Marshall County Jail, the Morgan County Jail, Limestone or any other jail.  It happens.  These issues will not be cleaned up overnight.  Some of these jails have been ignored for years.  You can't fix it overnight.  In addition, in some cases, you can't trust the jailers to do the right thing.  It will take time for the new sheriffs through observations, resetting the cameras, and diligently watching the inmates and the jailers to get rid of contraband.  We are only five days into the new administration.  Can you imagine what the new sheriffs are finding at their jails?


WAAY 31's Sierra Philipps spoke with officers about the changes under the new sheriff.
Posted: Thu Jan 17 15:47:06 PST 2019
Updated: Thu Jan 17 15:47:06 PST 2019

Speech to Text for Marshall County Jail Closed to Visitors to Stop Contraband

Below is the closed-captioning text associated with this video. Since this uses automated speech to text spelling and grammar may not be accurate.
plan to fix issues at the jail. standup- right now if you come here to visit a loved one in jail you'll see this sign letting you know visiting is closed for the foreseeable future casey - "it might be tough on people for a little while - but in the long run it'll be better" matt casey voted for the new sheriff and is glad to see changes already in the works. casey "i know its frustrating not being able to see people in there but i'm sure he's working as fast as he can" i asked sheriff phil sims how long visitation will be closed-- he told me as long as it takes to fix major safety issues at the jail the main issue deputies are tackling now--- issue everyone i talked with thursday was well aware of..... casey "the biggest thing is making sure the contraband is out" ....and they say they're hopeful the new sheriff will be able to curb the problem. montero "i'm hoping so...i can't say he will know it always happens" the sheriff says contraband is just one problem. he's got staffing and budget issues to also tackle. in guntersville, sp waay31 news