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Knox Co. Jail video courtroom plan approved

Deputies would no longer be needed to transport inmates twelve miles from the jail to the the city-county building for court.

Knox County Commissioners voted to approve a plan to build a new video courtroom facility at the Knox County Jail.

The costs of the plan would not exceed $1.5 million dollars.

Deputies would no longer be needed to transport inmates twelve miles from the jail to the the city-county building for court.

Commissioners also approved a new contract for phone and video visitation services at the Knox County Jail.