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Safety At Benton County Jail Questioned

Posted: March 30, 2014 at 5 a.m.

Family and friends of a Benton County Jail inmate said recent incidents raise questions about training standards, inmate safety and staffing.

At A Glance

Internal Advancement

In 2013, 18 employees at the Benton County Jail were promoted into other positions within the Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office has promoted internal advancement instead of hiring outside people as a way to lower the turnover rate among staff. The jail has seen no turnover in 2014. Last year, the turnover rate was about 30 percent.

Source: Benton County Jail

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