Bradley County Commission to address inmate ankle-monitoring program

By AUTUMN HUGHES
Posted 9/16/19

The Bradley County Commission is scheduled to take up one agenda item during today’s voting session.

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Bradley County Commission to address inmate ankle-monitoring program

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The Bradley County Commission is scheduled to take up one agenda item during today’s voting session.

Commissioners have discussed opting in to the state’s electronic monitoring indigency fund over the course of multiple committee meetings and last week’s County Commission work session.

Commissioner Milan Blake, who introduced the resolution at last week’s work session, said the funding is recommended at $50,000 with the contingency that amount could be lowered if needed. He said the option to lower that amount has been confirmed with Bradley County Attorney Crystal Freiberg.

Blake said a judge has to determine someone is indigent before they are eligible for the financial assistance. He added he understands it is more economical to use GPS monitoring rather than incarceration for offenders who meet certain criteria.

In addition, the meeting’s agenda includes a report from County Mayor D. Gary Davis and reports from commissioners, as well as announcements and opportunities for anyone in the audience to bring items before the County Commission.

The invocation will be given by Ritchie Johnson, pastor of The Chapel.

The Bradley County Commission meets at noon today in the County Commission Courtroom of the Courthouse.

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