Kentucky Capitol Building at night

Senator Wants to Reform No-Jail Jailer System in Kentucky

A Kentucky senator has filed legislation to increase accountability for the state’s no-jail jailers. This follows a KyCIR investigation into the inefficient, nepotism-laced jailers system that costs taxpayers about $2 million annually.

State Silent Amid Faults in Jail Health System

Despite evidence, court settlements and sharp judicial opinions, Kentucky’s Department of Corrections rarely probes deeply when a jail inmate dies. The agency has not sanctioned a single jail in connection with the more than 140 inmate deaths in the past five-and-a-half years.