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New budget year approaching Sheriff's Office - Jail changes possible
New budget year approaching Sheriff's Office - Jail changes possible

One of the changes the Sheriff's Office is looking at is called "Direct Supervision" in the jail. Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh stated...

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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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Mental Health Concerns continue at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center
Mental Health Concerns continue at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center

In 2005, the Department of Justice released a report that suggested 64% of inmates in local jails suffer from mental health problems.

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Rutherford County Adult Detention Center Decertified
Rutherford County Adult Detention Center Decertified

The state Corrections Institute Board of Control unanimously voted to decertify the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.

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Open House at the local Jail in Rutherford County
Open House at the local Jail in Rutherford County

Tours of an inmate pod will be available during open house Sunday, May 1 at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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RuCo Jail Administrator Terminated
RuCo Jail Administrator Terminated

The Rutherford County Jail Administrator, Tommy Thompson, has been terminated due to "recent events."

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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 at the jail in Rutherford County are often released at midnight
Inmates at the jail in Rutherford County are often released at midnight

Inmates at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center are often released at midnight. Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold, who oversees the local jail, told us why he decided midnight...

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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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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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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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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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Federal Mandate Requires Hiring Officer to Investigate Sexual Assault Cases at County Jail
Federal Mandate Requires Hiring Officer to Investigate Sexual Assault Cases at County Jail
Federal mandates require hiring a coordinator to investigate allegations of sexual assaults for inmates when a county houses more than 1,000 adult and youth inmates, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
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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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Welcome Technology: Rutherford County Sheriff's Department Offers VIDEO Visitation
Welcome Technology: Rutherford County Sheriff's Department Offers VIDEO Visitation

Sheriff Robert Arnold said Rutherford County is one of the first detention centers in Tennessee to offer the video visitation for families of inmates.

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