The Brown County Sheriff’s Office is continuing with its upgrades at the jail.
    Sheriff Vance Hill told county commissioners Monday he wants to put in new cameras with improved audio in the inmate booking and visitation areas, and cameras without audio in the area where attorneys visit with inmates.
    Audio in the area where attorneys visit with inmates is prohibited by law, Hill said. He wants cameras present to monitor the area after having to ban an attorney from the jail  because he was brining in contraband.
    Most of the $27,662 cost will be paid by a technology grant, Hill told commissioners. The company that installed the inmate telephone system wrote into the contract that it will pay for $25,000 worth of upgrades, and the remaining will be paid from the inmate commissary fund, Hill told commissioners.
    Commissioners approved Hill’s proposal with the understanding that the inmate telephone company will pay the $25,000 grant.
    In other business Monday, Rick Phelps of Victory Life Church invited the commissioners court to attend a ceremony in memory of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. The ceremony will be at 9 a.m. at Victory Life Church, 901 C.C. Woodson.
    Phelps, noting the dwindling number of ceremonies commemorating the attacks, said it’s important that terrorist attacks don’t fade from memory.
    Brown County Judge Ray West said Sept. 11, 2001 was the second bloodiest day in American history. The bloodiest day was the Sharpsburg battle of the Civil War, West said.