Daily Mountain Eagle - Ed Howell
Tour given of jail improvements
Walker County Sheriff Nick Smith on Monday gave a tour of jail improvements made since he took office in January to the Walker County Commission and to officials connected with the county's insurance. Smith said six dorms have been repainted to remove graffiti, leaving three men's dorms and the women's dorms to work on. The repainted dorms also sported new domed-shaped cameras high on the walls, and new locks on the doors of the individual cells. Officials remarked about the improved look of the facility, where hallways were painted and other repairs and improvements have been in progress. Smith told commissioners in their meeting Monday jailers are now wearing body cameras.