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Jail approved for certification
Structural deficiencies and overcrowding contributed in poor scoring from state inspectors. A plan of action by the state has been set in place which will help to keep the jail’s certification.
The DeKalb County Jail has passed another yearly inspection. In a letter addressed to Sheriff Patrick Ray, Jail Sergeant Anthony Boyd, and County Mayor Tim Stribling from the Tennessee Correctional Institute, the jail was found to be fit for certification. The jail was inspected on June 20.