Jail Heating System Malfunctions

A portion of the Lauderdale County Jail experienced a problem with its heating system Tuesday.

Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun said one of the eight units in the jail, C-7, had an actuator valve malfunction, causing the heat to not work properly.

Calhoun said inmates were given extra blankets, as the temperature in the cells has reached 65 degrees. He said a repair crew is expected to have the problem fixed by roughly 6 p.m.

Calhoun said, in the event the temperature goes lower or the problem cannot be quickly repaired, about fifteen inmates would be moved to another part of the jail.

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