Population Grows In Coffee County Jail

Outside the Coffee County Jail... By Barry West

As the temperatures heat up, so does the population of the Coffee County Jail. According to Sheriff Steve Graves, 272 inmates were being housed in the jail Tuesday. The jail was designed to house only 196 inmates. The sheriff stated that corrections captain Pam Freeman sent ten inmates to the state prison late last week, but the population continues to swell. The county is in hopes of construction starting soon on a new jail.