Sumter Jail Will Now Be Run by the Sheriff

The facility will now be under the control of the sheriff, after years of being under a jail administrator.

Sumter County, SC (WLTX) -- The Sumter County Council unanimously approved the final reading Tuesday night, that would allow the Sumter County Sheriff to operate the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center.

Back in June, the longtime director of the jail resigned. In a letter to the County Council, Sheriff Anthony Dennis said it was a logical time to move forward with transferring the jail back to the sheriff. 

"Not only would it be beneficial to the officers themselves, but financially, it would be beneficial to the citizens of this county," Sheriff Dennis told News 19 back in August. 

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