RSS 2.0RSS 1.0 Inside Tennessee
Found: 1Shown: 1Page: 1/1
Detail: Low  Medium  High    Sort:Latest

1 US TN: Drug Crisis Ravages Rural America And Fills Its JailsSat, 14 Dec 2019
Source:New York Times (NY) Author:Oppel, Richard A. Area:Tennessee Lines:197 Added:12/14/2019

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. - The Hamblen County Jail has been described as a dangerously overcrowded "cesspool of a dungeon," with inmates sleeping on mats in the hallways, lawyers forced to meet their clients in a supply closet and the people inside subjected to "horrible conditions" every day.

And that's the county sheriff talking.

Jail populations used to be concentrated in big cities. But since 2013, the number of people locked up in rural, conservative counties such as Hamblen has skyrocketed, driven by the nation's drug crisis.

[continues 1477 words]


Detail: Low  Medium  High   Pages: 1  

Email Address
Check All Check all     Uncheck All Uncheck all

Drugnews Advanced Search
Body Substring
Body
Title
Source
Author
Area     Hide Snipped
Date Range  and 
      
Page Hits/Page
Detail Sort

Quick Links
SectionsHot TopicsAreasIndices

HomeBulletin BoardChat RoomsDrug LinksDrug NewsFeedback
Guest BookMailing ListsMedia EmailMedia LinksLettersSearch