As October began the current Hopkins County Jail was found to be out of compliance with state jail standards after an inspection Thursday, October 1. Sheriff Butch Adams told KSST News on October 23, that the jail is now in compliance. An inspector that was in the area dropped by this week, examined the paper work, and found all in compliance.
The inspection of the jail facility earlier this month noted paperwork on inmate recreation was short of standards. Sheriff Adams said that his staff would make sure the paperwork was prepared properly. That work was accomplished.
Adams said the local jail is required to allow three hours per week of recreation. He stated that the local jail allows most inmates an hour per day three days a week. Adams said the inmates are receiving the opportunity but the paperwork accounting refusals and other information is not available. Adams said one day recently it was thought enough staff to supervise would not be available but he said that was never true.