by Christa Smith
Early Tuesday morning inmates of the Shelby County jail managed to get keys to other parts of the jail. Two days later, members of the sheriff's office are still trying to figure out how they did it.
One jailer that was involved said the keys were laid out in a place where trustees, or inmates with privileges, have been allowed to be alone. They then had access to these very important keys. The sheriff Newton Johnson, says, luckily, they couldn't go far. "This vestibule is a security area which takes other keys to open doors to go into any cellblocks," he told us.