WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - The Richland County Jail has too many inmates for the number of guards working there, putting safety at risk. }}" />

   
 
 
Richland Co. Sheriff Wants To Hire 22 New Jailers This Year

Story By: Greg Heindel

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 1/31/2013

The Richland County Jail has too many inmates for the number of guards working there, putting safety at risk.

That's why Sheriff Steve Sheldon and Jail Administrator Joe Masi are asking the commissioners for $405,534 in this year's $5.7-million budget, to hire 22 additional corrections officers.

Masi says this would bring the jail staffing up to state standards.

The new corrections officers would be phased-in, with eight hired in May, eight hired in August, and six hired in November.

The current jail staff is 58.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 The ninth annual Make a Difference food drive is underway. Full Story
Image1 The Richland County Clerk of Court auto title office will close Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 2:30 p.m. It will be closed all day Thursday, Oct. 30. The office will reopen Friday, Oct. 31 at 8 a.m. Full Story
 
Image1 An explosion rocks Major Metals Company outside of Bellville Thursday afternoon. Full Story
Image1 Standing room only at Lexington School's Board of Education meeting Wednesday night. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Lex Teachers Make a Statement at Board Meeting

Richland Newhope Honors Local Businesses And Employees

Congressman Jordan Watches Ebola Patient Care Preparations

Newhope superintendent named interim Crawford DD leader

Family Life Counseling Opens Office In Shelby

Benefit will be held for woman in need of lung transplant

More News