RAYMOND, Miss. (AP) - Officials say locks on at least 30 cell doors at the Hinds County jail have been repaired or replaced, and doors of all Raymond detention center cells that house 594 inmates are being scrutinized to make sure they are secure.
Reports state the work is the result of an emergency directive Hinds County supervisors gave County Administrator Carmen Davis last week.
At least three disturbances have taken place in the last month at the detention center, resulting in three deputies and a psychiatrist suffering minor injuries after being assaulted by inmates.
Davis says repairs are averaging about $350 per door. For 30 doors, that's $10,500.
The Raymond jail includes about 239 cells in its housing units, each holding two inmates.
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