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CO detectors installed in Washington County jail

By Lyndsey Price, lprice@wcyb.com
Published On: Aug 28 2013 05:04:20 PM CDT
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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. -

The Washington County Tennessee Detention Center now has carbon monoxide detectors in both the new and old parts of the facility.

Sheriff Ed Graybeal tells us there are 16 total detectors throughout the jail. 11 of them are in the old part of the building and five are in the new addition.

Graybeal tells us they decided to install them after a June incident in the detention center where some inmates reported getting sick by a leak from a faulty water heater. "The safety of the inmates that are in here is one of our biggest priorities. To have these installed, to know that it goes to central and we have an immediate reaction like the fire alarms, it makes our job a lot easier," adds Graybeal.

The total of the project was just under $10,000.