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Dougherty County leaders discuss new security cameras for jail

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Dougherty County Jail could soon get new security cameras to improve safety.

Monday, County commissioners discussed a $625,000 proposal to install new digital surveillance equipment around the jail. Planners said Montgomery Technology Systems from Greenville, Alabama would likely handle the SPLOST-funded project.

"The surveillance at the jail currently is well behind industry standards," said Col. John Ostrander, Dougherty County Jail Director. "There are only a handful of areas in the jail that even have surveillance. What we would like to do is improve the surveillance throughout the facility."

Ostrander said security cameras would be installed throughout general inmate areas, corridors and around the jail perimeter. He said the equipment would be installed 30 days after approval.

Commissioners will vote on the proposal at their next meeting.  

 

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