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.
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.
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...
Three inmates at the nearby DeKalb County Jail escaped this past Tuesday night (11/21/17). Two have already been caught.
According the mother, the letter said that she needed to pay the suspect money or else her son would be killed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Correctional Work Center Superintendent Bernard Salandy was named jail administrator Thursday at the 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.
The Rutherford County Adult Detention Center faces decertification by the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance. WGNS' Ron Jordan has more...
Programs that include working the inmate garden are helping those on the inside of the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center in Murfreesboro.
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.
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.
State prison officials in Tennessee say they are keeping a controversial shift schedule that critics have blamed for understaffing and violence.
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.
The Tennessee Corrections Institute has told Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold that a fence is needed around the local jail.
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.
The average age of inmate is 34 with two over the age of 71 and 10 only 18-years of age.
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...
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
The inspection showed the facility met all applicable minimum standards, Executive Director Beth Ashe stated in a letter to Sheriff Robert Arnold.
Two inmates from the Coffee County Jail walked away from a work detail on Thursday afternoon. So far, they have not been located.
“Essential services such as communications and the Adult Detention Center are operating off the emergency generator,” Sheriff Arnold said. “All inmates are secure.”
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.
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.”
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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