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Greene County jail overcrowding sparks lawsuits

By Meredith Machen, mmachen@wcyb.com
Published On: Nov 05 2012 05:03:01 PM CST
JAIL MEETING
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -

We've learned three lawsuits have been filed relating to Greene County's jail overcrowding.

This comes as county commissioners continue to explore ways to get the jail recertified by the state.

We learned the Greene County courthouse and workhouse committee members are still considering buying and renovating the old Magnavox plant to house inmates, but they are also exploring other smaller properties and options.

The committee plans to meet later this week to discuss the options.