Sullivan County And Ballad Health Teaming Up To Improve Security At County Jail
Ballad Health and Sullivan County have come together to improve health and safety for the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office. Last month, the board of commissioners passed a resolution to accept Ballad Health’s 238 thousand dollars in equipment and funds to install a full body scanner at the Sullivan County Jail. The new equipment will detect contraband and potential security risks before they enter the correctional facility. Ballad officials say the funds will not only protect the jail facility and its personnel, but also curtail the far reaching effects of drug use and illegal activity and the impact they have on the county’s health.