State Board Certifies Roane Jail

Kingston, Roane County (WVLT) - Leaders in one East Tennessee County are breathing a sigh of relief following a decision in Nashville.

A state board has decided to certify the Roane County Jail.

Just last week, we were telling you about plans to deal with what was then an almost certain decision to decertify the facility, a move that was expected to be very costly.

The Roane County Jail suffers from overcrowding.

County leaders are working on plans to build a new jail.


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