Smith County sheriff: Housing inmates outside of county necessary to fulfill jail commission rules
The Smith County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday reported during the regular meeting of the Commissioner's Court that it has become necessary to house nine county inmates outside of Smith County. Last week, the sheriff's office began housing 96 female inmates in the newly opened, 384-bed facility in downtown Tyler. In order to meet the detention officer-to-inmate ratio required by the Texas State Jail Commission of 1 to 48, the personnel managing those inmates had to be moved with the inmates.
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