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Dougherty County Sheriff defends indicted jailers

August 26, 2003

Albany -- Dougherty County Sheriff Jamil Saba defends his four jail employees indicted by a federal grand jury. Sheriff Saba says jail employees sometimes have to use force against inmates to control them.

The Sheriff doesn't deny that two of his jailers hit and pushed two inmates last year, but he says they were justified. And he says the indictments are the result of complaints from Prison and Jail Project Director John Cole Vodicka.

Sheriff Saba says jailers have a tough job and sometimes have to use force to control inmates.

The jailers, Santos Ruizgonzalez, Kevin Clark, Juanita Clark and Stephanie Henry, are suspended without pay.

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