Bradley County jail is recertified by TCI

By BRIAN GRAVES

Posted 11/8/17

The Tennessee Corrections Institute has recertified the Bradley County Jail.The final inspection occurred Tuesday, and Sheriff Eric Watson was notified of the results once it was completed.The TCI …

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Bradley County jail is recertified by TCI

BCSO STAFF MEMBERS gather at the conclusion of a successful inspection by the Tennessee Corrections Institute. From left are Corrections Lt. James Gregory, Sheriff Eric Watson, TCI Detention Facility Manager William R. Kane, Chief Deputy Brian Smith and Senior Lt. Christi Walls. Corrections Capt. Gabe Thomas was not available for the photo.
BCSO STAFF MEMBERS gather at the conclusion of a successful inspection by the Tennessee Corrections Institute. From left are Corrections Lt. James Gregory, Sheriff Eric Watson, TCI Detention Facility Manager William R. Kane, Chief Deputy Brian Smith and Senior Lt. Christi Walls. Corrections Capt. Gabe Thomas was not available for the photo.
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The Tennessee Corrections Institute has recertified the Bradley County Jail.

The final inspection occurred Tuesday, and Sheriff Eric Watson was notified of the results once it was completed.

The TCI inspector took one full day to complete the yearly inspection with all jail records being made available for examination.

The inspection process also included insuring inmates have proper medical care and hygiene items, while also checking the cleanliness and sanitation of the jail building.

Inspectors from the U.S. Marshal's Service earlier this year gave the jail high marks during their inspection due to the BCSO's federal contract to house federal inmates.

The jail received high marks throughout that evaluation which showed the facility exceeded federal standards.

"Our agency is proud, yet humble, that our jail has never been decertified after a yearly inspection and recognizes the importance of maintaining TCI certification," Watson said.

The sheriff thanked Capt. Gabe Thomas and his Corrections staff for "their dedication and hard work to accomplish this year's certification."

"Not only does this certification validate that the Bradley County Jail has met all standards set by the Tennessee Corrections Institute, but provides documented evidence to the community that our jail is operated efficiently and effectively," Watson said.

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