From the Cleveland Daily Banner: After being deemed "non-compliant" in an audit conducted by the Tennessee Corrections Institute in August, the Br
From the Cleveland Daily Banner: After being deemed “non-compliant” in an audit conducted by the Tennessee Corrections Institute in August, the Bradley County Justice Center has made a complete turnaround.
In its Oct. 17 re-inspection of the Bradley County Justice Center, the TCI reported there were no deficiencies.
“The inspection revealed this facility meets all applicable minimum standards,” a letter to Bradley County Sheriff Steve Lawson from William Wall, TCI executive director, stated. “You are to be congratulated for attaining this degree of professionalism in your organization.”
The August audit showed there were 13 deficiencies across nine of the 16 categories TCI evaluates during its inspections.
Among the deficiencies noted in the initial audit were overcrowding in male pods C, D, E and G, as well as overcrowding in female pods G and H; the jail’s key inventory and its log of restraint chair use not meeting TCI standards; and security checks and special observation logs not meeting standard.
In addition to noting all categories with deficiencies in the initial August audit had been corrected by the Oct. 17 re-inspection, the TCI inspector noted, “(The) facility was extremely clean and in good order.”
This report will now be sent to the Board of Control, and, upon approval by the board, the Bradley County Justice Center will receive TCI certification for 2023.