Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott says he will begin accepting municipal prisoners again into the county jail, noting the recent completion of a renovation project to free up space.
Arnott’s announcement Wednesday morning comes more than three months after he stopped accepting municipal inmates at the jail. The move was to deal with the facility’s overcrowding situation.
Beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday, the controversial policy was lifted.
Over the past month, a remodeling effort costing $309,000 was performed to provide the space available to accommodate 601 inmates.