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BY JOSH PRESLEY
The Clay County Detention Centerâ€™s inmate roster goes online today, completing www.claysheriffms.org and providing easier access to the public.
Clay County Sheriffâ€™s Department Records Administrator Patty Goff said the inmate roster will include the inmateâ€™s name, charge, bond and mugshot, as well as a list of which inmates have been recently released.
â€śIf somebody is brought in at midnight and released at 1 a.m., theyâ€™re not going to be on the inmate roster,â€ť Goff said. â€śBut you can click on the releases tab and it will show who was in jail in that 24-hour period.â€ť
She said the inmate roster portion of the website is organized by the jail management system, while she handles the other areas of the site. More county sheriffâ€™s departments are going online, either through websites or social media, in the interest of keeping the public informed, according to Goff.
â€śItâ€™s something the public really wants,â€ť she said. â€śIt keeps residents from having to call the department or the detention center if you have an interest in whoâ€™s in jail.â€ť
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said CCSD has worked on claysheriffms.org for the past year, and the inmate roster is the final phase of the project.
â€śThe goal is to inform the community,â€ť Scott said. â€śWe can connect with the public better with this site, and the public can connect with us.â€ť
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