Bradley County workhouse panel is formed

photo Bradley County Sheriff Jim Ruth

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WORKHOUSE COMMITTEE• Bradley County Commission Chairman Louie Alford; Finance Chairman Ed Elkins and Law Enforcement Chairman Brian Smith• Grand jury foreman Alvin Word and grand jury member Tacia Green• Rich Kienlen, director of misdemeanor probation for Bradley County• Maj. Jon Collins, Bradley County Sheriff's Office• State House Judiciary Committee Chairman Eric Watson, R-Cleveland, will serve in an ex officio capacity

CLEVELAND, Tenn. - The Bradley County Commission recently created a committee to explore setting up a workhouse program as alternative sentencing for misdemeanor offenders.

Earlier this month, county commissioners and judicial officials discussed the costs and benefits of a semipermanent, 128-bed facility to house work-release inmates.