The Arkansas Jail Standards Commission recently conducted an inspection of the Izard County Detention Facility in Melbourne. The facility received high marks from the commission in every inspection category.
The five-member inspection team, headed by Commission Chairman David Underwood, was most complimentary of the total management of the facility.
Day-to-day management of the Izard County Detention Facility is under the direct supervision of Cathy Bristow, facility administrator. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said, "I'm extremely pleased with the leadership Bristow brings to the department and the fine job the detention/dispatch officers do."