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Tag Archives: Wayne County Detention Center

Jail’s Substance Misuse Program Hopes To End “Rotating Door”

Jail’s Substance Misuse Program Hopes To End “Rotating Door”

With nearly $1 million coming to the county, the Wayne County Detention Center is hoping to reduce the recidivism rate for persons dealing with substance addiction. Wayne County Sheriff Larry Pierce talked about the jail’s new Substance Misuse Program at last week’s meeting of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. Pierce says sheriff’s department nationwide…read more »

Detention Center Uses Grant For Substance Misuse Program

Detention Center Uses Grant For Substance Misuse Program

In October of 2020, the Department of Justices’ Bureau of Justice Assistance announced the Comprehensive Opioid Stimulant Substance Abuse Program grant award to Wayne County of $900,000 for a three year period for The Wayne County Detention Center Substance Misuse Program. “This program will be a benefit to our county in that it will reduce…read more »

Several Detention Center Inmates Test Positive For COVID-19

Several Detention Center Inmates Test Positive For COVID-19

On June 13th, the Wayne County Detention Center was notified that an inmate transferred from the Detention Center to the Department of Corrections had tested positive for COVID-19. This inmate displayed no symptoms of the virus when housed at the Detention Center. Upon learning of the positive test, all inmates within the Detention Center who…read more »

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