- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - A metal security fence is being built around the Jefferson County jail in an effort to reduce the amount of contraband that’s being smuggled into the facility.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Maj. Lafayette Woods Jr. says security concerns over contraband surfaced several weeks ago when officials realized people were able to push items through small cracks in the steel panels used to construct the jail. He says the fence will add “an extra level of precaution” to prevent illegal items such as cigarettes, drugs and cellphones from entering the facility in Pine Bluff.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1Gcs71Y ) reports that the fence should be completed over the next few weeks.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com


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