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State inmates are contributing to the overcrowding problems at the Roane County Jail, which has a certified capacity of 174.
A July 2 inspection conducted by the Tennessee Corrections Institute noted that the population was 194.
However, the population would have been 176, just two over capacity, without the 18 state inmates in custody that day.
Dorinda Carter, a spokeswoman for the Tennessee Department of Correction, said it’s common for jails to house state prisoners.
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