Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Funding Secured: Jail Addition/Renovation Project Scheduled to Break Ground in June


Pictured are County Clerk Sandra Clayton, County Mayor Jonah Keltner, County Trustee Mike Webb; back, Chief Operating Officer Johnny Clayton, and Guardian Advisors president Stephen L. Bates.

After more than a decade of debating, planning and compromising, construction of the Lewis County Jail Addition/Renovation Project is finally scheduled to start next month, in June of 2021.

In September of 2018, the Lewis County Jail was scheduled to lose its Certification for the first time in its history due to "no measurable progress" regarding years of overcrowding and segregation issues among its inmates.

Decertification not only would have resulted in tens of thousands of dollars in lost revenue for Lewis County Government, but also opened up the County for legitimate lawsuits from...

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