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National Corrections assessors reveal issues with Anderson County's criminal justice system

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Officials discuss the assessment's findings (FOX Carolina/ Oct. 12, 2017) Officials discuss the assessment's findings (FOX Carolina/ Oct. 12, 2017)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Assessors from the National Institute of Corrections, a federally funded group,  on Thursday detailed several issues with Anderson County's criminal justice system during a six-month assessment.

Assessors detailed their findings during a public meeting in Anderson County Council Chambers.

The issues assessors said Anderson County is facing are:

  • Case processing
  • Many more inmates than beds
  • Lack of services for people with mental illness and substance abuse; limited programs for all
  • No focused mission

Assessors did note that their was cooperation among the county's criminal justice partners and involvement with the business community on nonprofits.

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