SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. — The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office has recently undergone numerous upgrades to it’s computer systems. The upgrades include a new online feature to provide information on inmates.

Sheriff Clark Cottom applied last fall for computer upgrade funds available through the C.A.R.E.S. Act. With the funds, the Cottom was able to set up JailTracker which contains information on arrestees and inmates, both past and present.

Cottom said this will keep the public better informed, while drastically reducing the number of phone calls the jail receives on a daily basis. 

The Sullivan County Jail, which has 54 beds, maintains a daily average of 50 inmates. To prevent overcrowding, and costly litigation, another 45 Sullivan County inmates are currently being housed in neighboring facilities.