Tennessee Corrections officials say they will take back state inmates now being housed in the Coffee County jail. Sheriff Steve Graves says the move will relieve overcrowding at the Manchester facility, but will also cost the county money. The Sunday News reports state officers are expected to take 28 inmates from the jail today. Another five will be removed later this week. Now the county jail is certified to hold 196 inmates. The jail population last week was 254. The latest action means Coffee County’s jail will be over-capacity by 25 inmates. The county is reimbursed from $32 to $35 per day to house state inmates. Governor Bill Haslam says his administration is working to reduce the number of state prisoners being held in county jail and workhouses.
STATE INMATES REMOVED FROM COFFEE COUNTY JAIL