Madison, IN Sunny intervals 55°
Listen Live

Scott Co. Jail Is Limiting Access To Visitors As a Precautionary Measure Due To Coronavirus

Sheriff Goodin wants to stress that this is a precautionary step.

File Photo

(Scott County, Ind.) - Today, Scott County Sheriff Jerry Goodin spoke with the Scott County Commissioners, the Scott County Health Department, the Scott County Jail Nurse, and the Scott County Attorney, in reference to limiting access to the Scott County Jail to all visitors as a precaution in preventing the Coronavirus from entering the jail.

The decision was made with total support from the entities listed above.

Since the jail is self-contained and living quarters are close for not only the prisoners but the jail staff, the possibility of spreading a virus such as the Coronavirus is much greater than in the normal public.

Sheriff Goodin wants to stress that this is a precautionary step and there are no current cases of the Coronavirus in the jail. The sheriff also wanted the public to know normal policing operations, jail operations with inmates, and arrests will continue as usual.

There will be no public fingerprinting, jail classes or non-essential programs.

A news release from the jail says, “ Though it may be an unpopular decision to limit access to the jail to some, it is a step that must be taken for the best interest of not only the prisoners but also the Scott County Sheriff's Employees and Scott County as a whole.”

Sheriff Goodin also stated, “it is much wiser to be pro-active than reactive.”

If you have any questions regarding the closure you can contact the Sheriff’s Office at 812-752-8400.

More from Local News

Events

  • Carroll County Career Services

    Job Seeker Services- Focus Career Job Search Portal, Interview Assistance, Job Fairs and Hiring Events, Youth and Young Adult Career Options Employer Services- Direct Access to Local Job Seekers for Employers, Talent Recruitment Assistance, Pre-screening, Assessment and Hiring Support, Job Posting on FOCUS Talent Job Search Portal Education and Training- Soft Skills Workshops, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Grant Funding, Career Training and Exploration Career Readiness- Resume and Cover Letter Services, Letter of Disclosure, Federal Bonding Walk in Hours: Wednesday-Thursday 8am-4:30pm Monday, Tuesday, and Friday by appointment Visit www.nkcareercenter.org for more information

    at Kentucky Career Center
  • Madison Parks & Recreation Department 2020 Baseball/Softball Registration

    Rookie/Minor/Major Deadline March 27th Upper League Deadline May 8th All applications received by the deadline are guaranteed a roster spot. Those that sign up after the deadline may be placed on a waiting list and are subject to a 20$ late fee. Roster limits are 12 people per team. Return the application form to the Madison Parks Department located in the Brown Gym at 100 South Broadway street. Mailing address 101 W. Main St., Madison, IN 47250, or you can put it in the drop box at the Brown Gym. If you are interested in being a coach or assistant coach, you are required to have a background check on file with the Parks Department. These must be renewed every year.

    at Brown Gym on Broadway
  • Free Tax Prep

    For qualified residents of Jefferson County Annual income must be less than 54,000$ Service Location: Clearinghouse 100 East Second Street Madison, IN 47250 Call 812-265-2036 or 812-274-0956 Make your appointment now! Limited appointments available!

    at Clearinghouse

Local News

Three Rivers Health Confirms Positive COVID-19 Cases in Carroll and Pendleton

The new cases come from Carroll and Pendleton Counties.

ISDH Announced 14 New Deaths, Updated COVID-19 Case Count Statewide

To date, 13,373 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 11,658 on Monday.

Mayor Courtney Speaks On How City is Helping Elderly Residents, Gives Useful Resources On Coronavirus

The city will be passing out signs that elderly residents can place in their windows when they need assistance.

Local Sports

Area Sports News

Hanover College, and the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honor spring sports seniors.

National Sports News

Cincinnati Bengals Make Some Free Agent Moves.

Local and Area Sports from Tuesday, March 24th

Foster Mefford makes top 100 workout.