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10/6/05-Tyler

Jail Site Selection Committee Takes Jail Tour

The Smith County Jail Site Selection Committee took a tour of the main jail today. Members took a close look at the procedures inmates go through from the time they enter the jail to the time they get out. Members were taken through the jail to show them how its design affects how law enforcement conducts its business.

County Commissioner David Stein, the chairman of the Smith County Jail Site Selection Committee, says the visit will better equip the committee to make decisions on the needs of the future jail site.

"We have to run a much more efficient facility. We've got to give our Sheriff's Department's employees the proper infrastructure, the proper tools that they need to do an efficient job. Right now, they don't have it. They don't have that type of facility. We need the infrastructure. We need room to grow," said Stein.

The Jail Site Selection Committee is scheduled to meet Monday.

Oralia Ortega, reporting, ortega@kltv.com

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