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Jailers are trying to keep the coronavirus out of facilities

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) - Many Kentucky jailers are trying to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Derran Broyles is the jailer at the Scott...
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Petition submitted to stop property tax increase for a new jail

Madison County officials say it desperately needs a new jail after years of overcrowding. 

Fayette County Detention Center understaffed

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.

Officials will vote on whether or not to increase taxes for Madison Co. ...

Madison County Fiscal Court will vote on whether or not to increase taxes that would allow for expansion of the Madison County jail.
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UPDATE: Wayne County escapee captured

An escapee in Wayne County was captured just hours after walking away from a work release detail, according to the jailer.

Morehead Police looking for escaped Rowan Co. inmate

Morehead Police are hoping people will be able to help them find a man who walked away from a Rowan County Detention Center work program Friday night.

KSP: Inmates assault staff members and escape from Bell Co. Detention Center

Kentucky State Police are looking for two inmates who they say assaulted staff members and escaped from the Bell County Detention Center Tuesday night.

KSP arrests 2 accused of arson of Webster Co. home

Kentucky State Police have arrested two people accused of arson of a home in Clay.

Four inmates in Fayette County taken to the hospital

Four inmates at the Fayette County Detention Center were taken to the hospital Saturday night after 8:15 p.m..

UPDATE: One of four Boyd County jail escapees caught

One of four Boyd County jail escapees was caught several hours after the escape Thursday, according to a post on Boyd County's 911 Facebook page.
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Sheriff: 4 inmates escape jail in eastern Kentucky

Four inmates have escaped from a jail in eastern Kentucky.
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Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest for Adult, Juvenile in Madison Co.

Kentucky State Police say a traffic stop for not wearing a seat belt ended with one person behind bars and another at the juvenile detention center on drug charges.
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Madison County Jail Overcrowded

Kentucky’s prison population is growing and the Madison County Jailer says his detention center can’t keep up.

Authorities: Frankfort man escapes from jail

Authorities are looking for a Frankfort man who they say escaped from the Lewis County Detention Center.
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Third worker fired after death at juvenile facility

A third worker has been fired from an Elizabethtown juvenile detention center stemming from an investigation into the death of a teenage girl.
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New details on Gynnya McMillen’s death at Louisville Detention Center

Months after 16-year-old Gynnya McMillen was found dead in her Elizabethtown Detention Center cell, new information is released on her death.

Interim director named for Fayette County Detention Center

The city says an interim director has been named for the Fayette County Detention Center. It says Scott Colvin will replace Rodney Ballard, Lexington’s Director of Community Corrections.
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Bevin taps Rodney Ballard as new corrections commissioner

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Rodney Ballard as the new commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Corrections.
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Martial arts hold used on teen before detention center death

State officials say a martial arts hold was used on a Shelby County teenager hours before she was found dead at an Elizabethtown detention center.

Fayette jail: Inmate wanted after not returning from funeral

The Fayette County jail says authorities are searching for an inmate who didn't return from a funeral.

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