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    Lindsey State Jail Grady Wallace speaks to more than a dozen people as part of the quarterly jail update Nov. 19 at Faith Community Hospital. Wallace spoke of more volunteers wanting to work at the jail. Photo/Brian Smith

Lindsey State Jail officials give quarterly update

Lindsey State Jail is starting to see a slow increase in overall staffing, according to Warden Grady Wallace. Wallace spoke on that during the quarterly update Nov. 19 at Faith Community Hospital.

The jail has created a part-time recruiting officer, which they will be trying to transition into a full-time position. Wallace said the numbers in training classes are increasing. The last set of classes had 14 trainees in them, with the next set of classes expected to have 12 more.

Wallace also thanked the number of volunteers who come to the jail to do a number of tasks. MTC hosts a number of volunteer training classes statewide, as Lindsey did recently. Wallace said Lindsey’s recent training had 25 volunteers in it.

The jail population is increasing, Wallace noted. As of Tuesday, Nov. 19, population was at 970 out of 1,031 capacity. Many of the inmates are those who need a climate-controlled environment, due to health reasons.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, Nov. 27, edition of the Jacksboro Herald-Gazette.

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