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Dept. of Justice stops monitoring Terrell Co. jail

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DAWSON, GA (WALB) -

The federal government is no longer monitoring the Terrell County jail.   

The Department of Justice was investigating the jail because of poor conditions for the past 20 years.

"It's a great relief for us because we have been dealing with this for probably the past 20 years and they really got heavy with us in the 2000," said Terrell County Sheriff John Bowens. "So its been a nightmare."

The jail can hold up to 55 inmates.

 

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