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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Commissioners inspect county jail

 

Last updated 6/3/2021 at 8:33am

Katie Teachout

Jail Commander Nick Williams shows commissioners the upstairs holding cells where inmates are placed for two weeks to watch for signs of COVID-19 before being introduced into the general population. Also pictured is Commissioner Jay Weiss.

RITZVILLE – Adams County Commissioners performed their quarterly inspection of the county jail Wednesday, May 26.

Jail Commander Nick Williams led them through every area of the jail, from the top floor to the basement, including dispatch, inmate holding areas, supplies and booking.

The three cells on the top floor are for inmates to be held in a temporary, two-week quarantine to watch for any COVID-19 symptoms before being introduced to the general population.

Williams said 13 inmates were in-house that day. The average stay for an inmate, Williams said, is from a few days to a couple of...



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