Sheriff says Sedgwick County jail improving

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Sedgwick County sheriff says there have been increased efforts to combat sexual assaults in the county jail.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/1h3O4YO ) that Sheriff Jeff Easter said Wednesday the efforts since he became sheriff in December 2012, include enhanced training for staff and allowing more ways for inmates to report incidents.

Easter’s comments Wednesday come about a week after a former sheriff’s deputy was charged with unlawful sexual relations involving two inmates.

The sheriff says his office is also adding about 250 video cameras to the jail to deter attacks. The cameras are part of security system improvements costing $4.5 million.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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