Cherokee Council to address ‘critical’ jail overcrowding

“The S.C. Department of Corrections has put Cherokee County Council on notice to remedy overcrowding at the detention center.

The Department of Corrections inspects state detention centers at least once a year, and during the most recent inspection of the Cherokee County jail, state inspectors noted numerous deficiencies mostly relating to a lack of bed space for the inmates. It prevents “staff from being able to properly separate and mange those various categories of persons detained,” according to a letter sent to council provided by the Department of Corrections.”

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