HAMILTON - Marion County district attorney Scott Slatton addressed the Marion County Commission concerning the Grand Jury visit to the Marion County Jail during a regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 9, at the commission office in Hamilton.
According to Slatton, the Grand Jury meets four times per year, and Alabama statute requires that the jury inspects the Marion County Jail annually.
Slatton stated that 16 citizens, representing all five Marion County Commission districts, visited the jail in order to report on the conditions of the facility.
“After visiting the Marion County Jail, we have found that it is a health hazard for the inmates and employees. The emergency exit is unsafe, the jail is too small and understaffed, for the amount of inmates being housed,” said the members in the report.
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