By Keri Thornton
The Cherokee County Governmental Building Authority approved a detention service agreement with the Cherokee Nation during a Nov. 6 meeting.
Administrator T.J. Girdner said it's a contract to house inmates who are charged in Cherokee Nation courts.
"We do house [inmates] from time to time," he said. "It's a no-guaranteed amount of days, and we may have about 10-15 a year."
The board gave nod to approve incentive awards for employees safety performance during the 2019 year.
During the administrative report, Girdner said there were 83 people in jail that morning - 72 men and 11 women. Three were sentenced to county time.
"Use-of-force for the month of October -- we had a total of 15 OC sprays, 14 restraint chairs, five fights that were inmate-on-inmate, and one attempted suicide," said Girdner. "We have video on all of those and no injuries were sustained in any of those incidents."
Approval of a monthly report from Williams & Williams was tabled until next meeting.
The next GBA meeting is Nov. 20 at 9 a.m. in the Cherokee County Detention Center.