A large truck arrived at the new Hopkins County Jail full of furniture for the new facility. Meanwhile the new jail appears to be very close to a transfer of inmates from Franklin County and the old county jail to the new jail. Sheriff Butch Adams was keeping an eye on new furniture being unloaded into the new jail’s sally port.
The visitation phone system that will allow communications between inmates and visitors has now been installed. Pictures of the system have been sent to the state jail standards commission as local officials seek to open the jail soon. The video system for the phones has not been installed but will be soon, according to Adams.