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The overcrowding situation at the Roane County Jail is not that dire, according to Tennessee Corrections Institute records.
The jail was built for 172 inmates, but has a TCI certified capacity of 174 because the county was able to add two beds in protective custody.
The population was 194 when TCI inspector Denise Messer inspected the jail on July 2. Eighteen of the people in custody that day were Tennessee Department of Correction inmates.
Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said last week that the inspector recommended the jail be decertified.
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