DAWASON, Ga. (WALB) – Mental health and lack of surveillance is an on going safety issue at the Terrell County Jail, according to the jail administrator who was attacked on the job.

We are told it becomes a revolving door of inmates with mental health issues coming in and out of the jail.

The lives of inmates and staff are at risk when problems happen and so far there’s no reliable way to prove it.

It’s not just inmates behind the doors in the Terrell County jail.

“We have issues to the point that the safety of the staff becomes an issue,” said Sandra Walker, the jail administrator whose safety has been at risk a few times.

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