Jail gets surprise state inspection
The last thing Jailer Mary Hammons and her staff expected when they returned from lunch Aug. 20 was to find a state inspector walking into the front doors of the Knox County DetentionCenter.
Mike Coomer, jail inspector for the Kentucky Department of Corrections, had come to do a surprise follow-up inspection to one held on April 16.
According to regulations, the Department of Corrections is required to do at least two inspections each year, one by appointment and the other unannounced.
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