(WBIR, Rutledge) - Five former workers at the Grainger County Detention Center made their first appearance in court Monday morning after being indicted on various charges.
In November, the Grainger County Detention Center was locked down after three inmates escaped and weren't missed for days.
The escapes exposed major security and operational issues in the jail.
The TBI opened an investigation into the facility and its employees.
A grand jury returned indictments on five of the workers including the sheriff's son.