Grand Jury Complimentary of County Jail Operation

December 2, 2008
by: 
Dwayne Page

Members of the Grand Jury toured the DeKalb County Jail Tuesday and issued a favorable report on their findings.

The report states that "At 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, December 2nd, the Grand Jury toured the DeKalb County Jail. Our tour was led by Sheriff Patrick Ray. We found the jail to be clean, adequately maintained and well operated. We appreciated the Sheriff's efforts to run an efficient jail with attention to cost savings wherever possible, such as buying used vehicles, writing grants for equipment, and growing a garden. The medicines appeared secured and inmates attended to for medical care and basic needs, such as meals and bedding. Special commendations should be noted for the privilege system where inmates earn opportunities for privileges that can be taken away, the Tuesday night religious program and the food that is provided. It might be considered to provide a drug rehabilitation program. In all, we were satisfied with the jail and it's operations."

"Official statutory bonds for county officials were reviewed. All bonds presented to the Grand Jury were current and appeared in good order."

The report was signed by the Grand Jury Foreman and all members of the Grand Jury.

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