Great radio from the Apalachicola Bay in North Florida
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Franklin County sheriff wants to re-purpose fence from shuttered work camp
County Commissioners are considering a request from the sheriff's
office to move the outer perimeter fence at the old Bay City Work
Camp in Apalachicola to the Franklin County jail on Highway 65.
Bay City Work Camp was closed in 2013, and is currently sitting
sheriff's department says it could take the perimeter fence from the
Work Camp and use it as a perimeter fence around the county jail.
the county jail doesn't have an outer perimeter fence which is
allowing contraband to enter
jail as people can just drive up to the fence and toss contraband
over into the area where the prisoners are.
is creating safety and security issues at the jail.
sheriff's department said moving the fence would save about 80
thousand dollars over buying a new one.
county commission has not yet approved the request and said there are
a lot of issues that need to be considered before the project could
they are concerned about the how the fence would be moved since it is
covered with razor wire and moving the fence would actually expose
more razor wire on the fence behind it.
also questioned whether the fence could be moved at all without
damaging it and making it unusable.
commission said the sheriff should bring the county a specific plan
for moving the fence and commissioners will consider approval at that