Category: jail

Protecting Our Officers Or Protecting The System?

8-20-22 The situation at the Rutherford County Jail does not seem to getting any better. What we do know is so small compared to what we don’t and even that is unacceptable. Now not only are the staff and inmates in danger…Read More »

Risky Business For All At Rutherford County Jail

August 12, 2022 Rutherfordton-  Not only have conditions deteriorated for the prisoners at the jail (per inspection reports) but now the officers and courthouse staff are becoming severely affected by them. The following incidents have been reported as happening at the jail…Read More »

Jail Deaths and Jail Conditions

On January 12, 2022, Andrew Hodge was found dead in his cell in the Rutherford County Detention Center from an alleged drug overdose. Shortly thereafter, Sheriff Chris Francis suddenly pulled his bid for re-election. Since this incident, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office…Read More »

Ted Bell And Snakes In The Grass

  May 13, 2022 When I was quite young I remember my great-grandmother and her neighbor referring to a man they knew as a snake in the grass. I actually was deathly afraid of snakes so I asked her if there were…Read More »

Ted Bell…..A Mother’s Plea

May 9, 2022 On this past Mother’s Day I could not help but think about all the other mothers who have lost a child.  It is always a day filled with love but tinged with sadness. I lost my child after a…Read More »