COUNTY BOARD TOURS JAIL WITH STATE INSPECTOR
By Chris Baldus
If Floyd County were to start moving walls to improve its 73-year-old jail, the project cost would likely skyrocket. Thatís because the county would need to upgrade it to meet todayís standards, the stateís lone jail inspector, Delbert Longley, said Monday.
But, there are things than can be done to improve the safety of the jail for the public, the employees and the inmates that wonít trigger those requirements, he said.
The Floyd County Board of Supervisors invited Longley to its workshop Monday morning so he could go on a tour of the jail and explain its deficiencies and what the county can do and how long it has to do it.