New St. Clair County Jail Administrator Appointed

A new St. Clair County Jail Administrator has been appointed after the retirement of Captain Tom Bliss who stepped down from the position January 1st. Bliss was hired in December 2010 and saw the jail through many improvements such as video visitation for friends and families of inmates, a new medical contract designed to save taxpayers and updates to the video camera system in the jail. Overall, Bliss is retiring with more than 40 years of service in the corrections field. 

Taking the captain’s place is the newly appointed Tracy DeCaussin. DeCaussin, who most recently served as the executive assistant to Bliss, has taken over leadership of the 491 bed facility. 

Tracy began her career in 1998 and has worked in many capacities. In the last fifteen years, she has worked directly for three St. Clair County jail administrators, giving her extensive knowledge and experience with the many facets of the position.

DeCaussin is the fourth jail administrator since the Intervention and Detention Center opened in 2005.

Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.