FULL REPORT: Several deficiencies noted in Bradley County Jail inspection
Last week, the Bradley County Jail had its annual inspection and several deficiencies were reported.
According to a BCSO spokesperson, the deficiencies were a result of overcrowding and understaffing at the jail.
The current inmate population is 527, and the jail is only considered a 510-bed facility.
Sheriff Steve Lawson says more than 100 of those inmates are Tennessee Department of Corrections inmates and that he's repeatedly asked the state to take some of the inmates back to alleviate overcrowding.
The inspection also noted that only 65 of 100 positions needed to properly staff the jail have been filled.
Here's the full inspection report from the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance:Stay with the WRCB app for updates to this story.