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County Council denies sheriff’s jail request
County Council Vote
In this screen capture of a YouTube livestream of Kershaw County Council’s meeting Tuesday, councilmen (starting at second from left) David Snodgrass, Sammie Tucker Jr., Tom Gardner, Chairman Julian Burns, Al Bozard and Ben Connell all vote “no” to transferring authority over the Kershaw County Detention Center to the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office. Just moments before, Councilman Jimmy Jones (third from right) cast the lone “yes” vote.
On a 1-6 vote Tuesday evening, where only Councilman Jimmy Jones voted “yes,” Kershaw County Council denied Sheriff Lee Boan’s request to take over authority of the Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC). The most-often mentioned reason by those councilmen who voted “no” was that “if it ain’t broke, why fix it?” Others said they were concerned over a possible conflict of interest where “the fox would be guarding the henhouse.”