For inmate comfort

Photo by Dennis Mills A total of 57 bed mats were donated to the Knox jail by the Whitley County Detention Center
Photo by Dennis Mills
A total of 57 bed mats were donated to the Knox jail by the Whitley County Detention Center

Knox inmates will soon be sleeping more comfortably

Knox County Deputy Jailer David Stewart, accompanied by standby work release participants, unloaded 57 used bed mats Friday.

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The mats were donated by the Whitley County Detention Center in a cooperative effort by area jails to help each other save money.

Knox Jailer Mary Hammons said the mats would all be cleaned and disinfected before adding them to the jail’s supply.

Rather than discard old bed mats, Hammons said the new mats will be placed on top of those already on beds in the jail in order to make the housed inmates more comfortable.

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