Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves Suspends Inmate Work Detail In Tullahoma
Graves told The Tullahoma News that an inmate from the Coffee County Jail had incurred $10,000 in medical expenses while on work detail with Tullahoma Public Works Department, but that city had thus far not paid for the medical costs. The male inmate suffered some type of foot injury.
City of Tullahoma Administrator Jody Baltz expects to get the situation resolved soon and plans to continue the work program.
The cities of Tullahoma and Manchester, as well as several county departments and nonprofit organizations, use inmates on work detail as a source of free labor, but must agree to a long list of responsibilities in the process.