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The growing prison and jail populations
The growing prison and jail populations

In 2015 Newsweek Magazine reported that over 2.2 million people are incarcerated in American jails or prisons. America has the largest jail/prison population in the world.

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It was a Christmas event with Jail inmates and their children in Murfreesboro this past weekend
It was a Christmas event with Jail inmates and their children in Murfreesboro this past weekend

Somewhere between 1.5 to 1.8 million prisoners are serving their sentences in jails in America. Greater the percentage of prisoners, greater the challenge to all those engaged in prison ministries all over America.

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Former Jailer at the Bedford County Jail Sentenced after bringing Drugs into the Facility
Former Jailer at the Bedford County Jail Sentenced after bringing Drugs into the Facility

A former jailer at the Bedford County Jail, 29 year-old Drew Anthony Greer of Wartrace was in court last week. Greer worked out an agreement with the district attorney's office after he was indicted in February allegedly for bringing contraband, including drugs, into the county jail...

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Two of three jail escapees in DeKalb County, TN caught
Two of three jail escapees in DeKalb County, TN caught

Three inmates at the nearby DeKalb County Jail escaped this past Tuesday night (11/21/17). Two have already been caught.

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Mother receives death threat of son in Murfreesboro
Mother receives death threat of son in Murfreesboro

According the mother, the letter said that she needed to pay the suspect money or else her son would be killed.

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Visitation of Inmates at Local Jail Saturday and Sunday
Visitation of Inmates at Local Jail Saturday and Sunday

Family and friends will be allowed to visit inmates between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Rutherford County Adult Detention Center at 940 New Salem Highway.

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Targeting Contraband at Tennessee Lockups
Targeting Contraband at Tennessee Lockups

To help keep contraband from being smuggled into state correction facilities, the Tennessee Department of Correction asked the Federal Communications Commission to lift its ban on cell phone-jamming technologies in jails and prisons.

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Rutherford County Adult Detention Center Certified
Rutherford County Adult Detention Center Certified

Tennessee Corrections Institute recertified the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center Wednesday, a goal Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh pledged to fulfill when he was voted sheriff Jan. 12 by the Rutherford County Commission.

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Rutherford County Adult Detention Center to be Re-certified
Rutherford County Adult Detention Center to be Re-certified

After a wave of firings and staff changes under the past Rutherford County Sheriff Administration, the local jail lost their official certification as 2016 came to a close.

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New Rutherford County Jail Administrator Named
New Rutherford County Jail Administrator Named

Correctional Work Center Superintendent Bernard Salandy was named jail administrator Thursday at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.

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Former inmate dies at local hospital after release from Rutherford County Adult Detention Center
Former inmate dies at local hospital after release from Rutherford County Adult Detention Center

A former Rutherford County Detention Center inmate released by a judge for medical reasons died Saturday at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

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Rutherford County Jail could be Decertified
Rutherford County Jail could be Decertified

The Rutherford County Adult Detention Center faces decertification by the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance. WGNS' Ron Jordan has more...

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Programs at the local jail helping inmates
Programs at the local jail helping inmates

Programs that include working the inmate garden are helping those on the inside of the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center in Murfreesboro.

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Special Presentation at Local Church Will Feature a Testimonials by Local Inmates
Special Presentation at Local Church Will Feature a Testimonials by Local Inmates

This Saturday: The special service will focus on the fact that Christianity makes a difference in the lives of inmates, law enforcement personnel, families of police officers and the lives of volunteers.

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Jail in Rutherford County has Over 700 Inmates - Most Awaiting Court Dates
Jail in Rutherford County has Over 700 Inmates - Most Awaiting Court Dates

Captain Chris Deal with the Sheriff's Office told WGNS that most of those inmates are awaiting trial or a court date and have not yet been found guilty or not guilty.

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Tennessee Prisons Keeping Controversial Schedule
Tennessee Prisons Keeping Controversial Schedule

State prison officials in Tennessee say they are keeping a controversial shift schedule that critics have blamed for understaffing and violence.

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Survey Says: 1 in 10 TN Children Has or Had an Incarcerated Parent
Survey Says: 1 in 10 TN Children Has or Had an Incarcerated Parent

One in 10 children in Tennessee has had an incarcerated parent - equating to 144,000 children facing at least part of their childhood without them.

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Rutherford County Jail Lacks a Fence and Employees
Rutherford County Jail Lacks a Fence and Employees

The Tennessee Corrections Institute has told Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold that a fence is needed around the local jail.

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UPDATE: Suicide in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center
UPDATE: Suicide in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center

A man in the jail at 940 New Salem Highway in Murfreesboro hanged himself with the cord of a pay phone in a holding cell shortly after his arrest for an alleged domestic assault against his wife.

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So who is being held at the jail in Rutherford County right now?
So who is being held at the jail in Rutherford County right now?

The average age of inmate is 34 with two over the age of 71 and 10 only 18-years of age.

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Jail in Rutherford County saves big money with Inmate Garden
Jail in Rutherford County saves big money with Inmate Garden

Deputy Jason Fuqua with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office told NEWS RADIO WGNS that the jail has saved money by growing several thousand pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables...

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Inmates are enjoying some 1,700 pounds of fresh vegetables at the jail in Rutherford County
Inmates are enjoying some 1,700 pounds of fresh vegetables at the jail in Rutherford County

"It seems to be doing as well if not better than last year," Deputy Fuqua said. "Every bit of it is going to the kitchen."

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Rutherford Co. Sheriff Robert Arnold says that his staff will work to correct jail deficiencies
Rutherford Co. Sheriff Robert Arnold says that his staff will work to correct jail deficiencies

Rutherford County Adult Detention Center's staff will resolve nine deficiencies listed during an annual inspection of the facility by the Tennessee Corrections Institute, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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New Vision Baptist Church helping out the families of those in the local jail
New Vision Baptist Church helping out the families of those in the local jail

Children whose parents are inmates at Rutherford County Adult Detention Center were remembered with bags of presents and a Christmas dinner Friday by New Vision Baptist Church members.

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Ankle bracelets and house arrest instead of jail would possibly save the county millions
Ankle bracelets and house arrest instead of jail would possibly save the county millions

Ankle bracelets and placing a pre-trial inmates under house arrest instead of actually holding an inmate behind bars would possibly save the county millions of dollars.

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The local Jail has seen a huge inmate population INCREASE this year
The local Jail has seen a huge inmate population INCREASE this year

The population at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, which is called 940 by some, is seeing a large increase in inmates... almost 120 NEW inmates per month.

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Rutherford County Adult Detention Center earned
Rutherford County Adult Detention Center earned "Certification"

The inspection showed the facility met all applicable minimum standards, Executive Director Beth Ashe stated in a letter to Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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Oops: Two Coffee County inmates walk away from work detail - unknown direction

Two inmates from the Coffee County Jail walked away from a work detail on Thursday afternoon. So far, they have not been located. 

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Inmates are SECURE at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center while they work off an emergency generator for power
Inmates are SECURE at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center while they work off an emergency generator for power

“Essential services such as communications and the Adult Detention Center are operating off the emergency generator,” Sheriff Arnold said. “All inmates are secure.”

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OPEN HOUSE at the Local JAIL - This Saturday

Citizens can view the inside of a newly renovated jail cell during an open house Saturday at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office and Adult Detention Center, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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Man Allegedly Threatens to Kill Jail Staff with Gun Inside Leg Cast at Rutherford County Jail
Man Allegedly Threatens to Kill Jail Staff with Gun Inside Leg Cast at Rutherford County Jail

The officer who made the initial contact with Henderson wrote in his report, “After arriving in booking (at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office), Mr. Henderson became combative with jail staff.” The report, filed by M-P-D Officer Thomas, stated, “Mr. Henderson became irate and stated that he had a gun concealed in the cast on his right foot.” 

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Children who Visited Parents Incarcerated at Rutherford County Jail Get Special Christmas
Children who Visited Parents Incarcerated at Rutherford County Jail Get Special Christmas
Jalyn was one of 38 children who visit their parents in jail and received Christmas presents and a meal Saturday, thanks to New Vision Baptist Church and the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
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Rutherford County Adult Detention Center Sees Smaller State Prison Inmate Population Today
The inmate population at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center is a little thinner today.
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Local Jail Recommended for Certification by TN Corrections Institute
Local Jail Recommended for Certification by TN Corrections Institute

Rutherford County Adult Detention Center was recommended for certification by the Tennessee Corrections Institute after a Sept. 12 inspection of the facility.

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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Changes Jail Mail and Contraband Policies
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Changes Jail Mail and Contraband Policies
Since July 1, more than 330 envelopes have been returned to senders for violating contraband policies, the major said.
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Rutherford County Inmates Graduate from Two Month Long Electrical Class
"Anything we can do to benefit inmates will get people on the right track,” Lt. Deal said.
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Tennessee Technology Center teaching classes at local jail for inmates
Teacher David Lewis guides Crawford through a hands-on experience so he will learn the skills to support himself and his family once he’s released from the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center .
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