Douglas County Jail acts to tighten safety after assaults on guards

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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2013 12:00 am

Douglas County corrections officials are tightening safety policies at the jail following two guard assaults — one involving Erica Jenkins, a sister of slaying suspect Nikko Jenkins.

Officers will “harden” more cells at the jail — remove top bunks and other items that could impede an officer in the event of an assault — and step up safety training, Douglas County Corrections Lt. Pat West said.

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