|First nearby jail helps Rhea County with inmate issues|
RHEA COUNTY, Tenn. — The Rhea County Sheriff's Office (RCSO) says it has made its first deal with a neighboring county to house some of its inmates while it works out a plan to expand and modernize the Rhea County Jail.
A Thursday post on the RCSO's Facebook page announced that Sheriff Mike Neal has secured places for 20 inmates in Anderson County, two counties to the northeast.
"It's the first jail yet to give me a 90-day contract," Sheriff Mike Neal said. "A week ago we were at 85 inmates with 87 as our goal, but our numbers jumped back to 135 in one week's time."
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