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Deficiencies Found at Marion County Jail

Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI) sent a letter to Marion County Sheriff Ronnie “Bo” Burnett on July 18, 2023, concerning a July inspection of the jail. Corrections Institute shows the facility was deficient in multiple areas.

The areas noted as deficient were:

  • Square footage is out of compliance for female inmates due to overcrowding.
  • Toilet and sink fixed ratios are out of compliance for female inmates due to overcrowding.
  • Shower ratios are out of compliance for female inmates due to overcrowding.
  • Maintenance Requests does not meet standard.
  • Facility Disciplinary Board does not meet standard.
  • HVAC System needs to be addressed to ensure efficient operation.
  • Pods A and E have black growth near shower/toilet area.
  • Area behind washers need cleaning.
  • A Pod Conduit Box Cover in need of repair.
  • Doors J14, J17, 140X show open when secure.
  • Camera 6 not showing on call up screen.
  • Door J06X metal grate guard at top of stairs missing.
  • Junction boxes in need of repair near doors 4x, 5x, 3y.
  • Kitchen hood fire suppression is out of compliance.
  • Annual meeting with healthcare authority is out of compliance.
  • 14 Day Health Assessments are out of compliance.
  • Medication Receipt System does not meet standards.

A re-inspection was to be scheduled in September.