HCSO Offers Update Regarding Hamilton County Jail Operations

Friday, September 13, 2019

Due to numerous concerns shared with jail personnel from family and friends of inmates, Chief Deputy Austin Garrett offered the following update regarding jail operations: 

“Due to the current water outage several businesses and residents are experiencing downtown, the HCSO has brought in several pallets of bottled water and deployed 20 portable toilets for our staff and inmates in the Hamilton County Jail. Additionally, we maintain on-site medical personnel to monitor those with medical conditions, brought in additional industrial strength fans to help improve the air flow in the jail, and handed out over 40 20-pound bags of ice to inmates and staff to help keep them cool.

I would like to reassure the community and the family and friends of those who are incarcerated within our jail we are operational and meeting the needs of those in our care.”

 



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