Fayette County Detention Center understaffed

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Fayette County Detention Center employees voted they have quote ‘no confidence’ in jail leadership amid a mass exodus of staff, excessive overtime, increasing concerns about safety and reports of unchecked sexual harassment, according to the Herald-Leader.

The leader says, the Fraternal Order of Police town branch lodge number 83 executive board issued a unanimous ‘no confidence’ vote in two leaders.

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The Herald-Leader reports that there was an online survey conducted last week that was answered by 150 jail employees, it showed that 83 percent agreed with the executive board’s no-confidence vote and that 80 percent of employees fear for their safety.

According to the Herald-Leader, the jail is supposed to have 278 employees but its short about 50 people.

Jail employees can not legally strike. a no-confidence vote is one of the most serious actions the union can take, says the Herald-Leader.