Even though construction on the four trailers for the temporary jails finished last month, Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott says he still needs 13 detention officers.
After voters said yes to the half cent sales tax, Greene County is suppose to start construction on a new jail. But even though there’s an overflow of inmates, the temporary converted trailers aren’t being used.
Because of the staffing problem, the converted trailers are empty. This means none of the overflow inmates can use the 108 newly available beds.
Arnott says low wages are making it hard to attract new candidates for the job.
There’s been no time given on when the new jail will be in operation.