Sheriff http://publicradioeast.org en Controversy Over Beaufort County Jail http://publicradioeast.org/post/controversy-over-beaufort-county-jail <P>The 40 year old Beaufort County jail is the center of a debate.&nbsp; Some say the facility is in adequate shape and needs little repair.&nbsp; Others say the jail is unsafe for staff and inmates and a new one needs to be built.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>For the past two weeks, the cells of the Beaufort County jail have been empty.&nbsp; It’s because of electrical outages on June 6<SUP>th</SUP> and June 8th, the result of a newly installed laundry dryer system.&nbsp; Beaufort County Sheriff Alan Jordan most of the 70 inmates that were evacuated were placed in Bertie County Correctional Institutio Mon, 24 Jun 2013 17:00:01 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 17122 at http://publicradioeast.org