Crime and the Justice System
3:30 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Anderson County Detention Facility Doesn't Meet State Standards

(Photo courtesy Anderson County Sheriff’s Department)
(Photo courtesy Anderson County Sheriff’s Department)
Credit http://oakridgetoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/anderson-county-detention-facility.jpg

The Tennessee Corrections Institute finds that the Anderson County Detention Facility doesn’t meet state standards.

The Institute held its annual inspection of the Anderson County facility and found some problems. But Captain Larry Davidson told the Knoxville News Sentinel that the report is favorable, for the most part.

Davidson says most of the issues stem from renovations at the facility to alleviate overcrowding. A new 212-bed addition will bring the total number of beds at the center to 564.

Inspectors will return September 22nd and Davidson expects to have all problems fixed by that time. The audit did find the facility to be clean and the staff professional.