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      Jail will soon see much needed upgrades

      Ostrander says the upgrade will last them at least five years, but he expects it to last twice as long as that.

      Colonel John Ostrander, the Dougherty County Jail Director, went before the county commissioners today to talk about the SPLOST VI (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax Six) Jail Surveillance System Upgrade.

      Ostrander says right now the number of surveillance cameras they have isn't up to standard and that alone is a safety concern. Right now they don't have any cameras monitoring inmate to inmate interaction, they rely solely on the eyes of the officers.

      Ostrander says the upgrade will last them at least five years, but he expects it to last twice as long as that.

      The contract went to the lowest bidder meeting specifications which is Montgomery Technology Systems from Greenville, Alabama. The total contract award is $569,200.

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