CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. --- County commissioners have voting to spend $2 million of your tax dollars on a safety fence inside the county jail. This in response to recent suicides.
In the last three years two inmates have jumped to their deaths from the second-story rail, which is about 12-feet above the ground floor.
Some people criticized the plan, claiming the fence is too expensive. But over the summer, Fox 4 spoke with Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell, who says inmate safety is a real concern, and he believes the fence is especially needed.