Amite County Sheriff Tim Wroten says cameras at the county jail are preventing misconduct by and against prisoners.
Wroten promised such cameras during his successful 2011 campaign for sheriff, The Enterprise-Journal reports. In at least one of four alleged cases, a jailer was accused of having sex with an inmate.
Jail administrator Ray Lofton says cameras were installed about six months ago. He also says the jail has a new fingerprint scanner, camera for taking inmate shots and booking software.
Wroten says the jail still needs more improvements. On April 20, inmate Kenita Harris, a 20-year-old Crosby resident, pushed open a gate with a faulty lock and walked out of the jail.
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