Geneva County Sheriff Greg Ward says a few elected officials are spreading rumors that he's purposely keeping inmates from transfer into the temporary jail.
The fiberglass structures are in the parking lot of the Geneva County Jail.
Sheriff Ward says he must get approval from the State Department of Corrections and the State Fire Marshal’s Office before moving inmates.
Ward believes two county commissioners are behind some of the misinformation.
Ward also believes work release has been a good program in surrounding wiregrass counties, but says he doesn't have adequate staff to take on the program.