Sheriff Woods Jr. to receive $900K for operations at the adult and juvenile detention centers


The Jefferson County Quorum Court on Monday approved legislation allocating nearly $900,000 to Sheriff Lafayette Woods Jr., with the funds being used for operations at the adult detention center and juvenile detention center.

Prior to the meeting where the money was approved, Woods was a guest on the Oldies 1013 morning show and was asked his thoughts about the appropriations.

The sheriff said line items for food and medicine are the two biggest expenses for the jails.

He went on to say that the costs would be much higher if a detainee were to file a lawsuit against the county.