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New Terrell County jail still sits empty

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The new Terrell County jail is close to being finished, but inmates may not move in right away.

The sheriff won't move inmates in because he says he needs more workers to run it.

The county commission says he's asking for too much.

Sheriff John Bowens says he needs to double his staff and increase salaries to operate the new facility properly.

Some commissioners say Sheriff Bowens previously said 12 employees were enough to staff the jail.

"He agreed that three people per shift will be satisfactory, he said it a month or two months ago at the meeting," said Van PhillipsTerrell County Commission.

The US Department of Justice has monitored the Terrell County Jail for years and ordered the county to build a new one.

Justice Department inspectors will be back in Terrell County on April 1st.

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