Bradley County panel splits on sheriff's funding requests
The sheriff wanted to move $23,082.88 from jail deputy salaries to buy mattresses, blankets and stackable beds so inmates wouldn't have to sleep on the floor.
Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson's request to move money from deputy salaries and equipment to supply jail inmates with towels, soap and bunks set off a lively discussion in the county commission's finance committee Monday.
Watson asked to shift around $36,000 within his department budget after the jail failed a surprise inspection by the Tennessee Corrections Institute last month.
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