McCREARY COUNTY LEADERS QUESTIONED AGAIN ABOUT JAIL “CANTEEN FUND”
posted 09/11/2013 by email@example.com
During citizen participation at Friday night’s regular meeting of the McCreary County Fiscal Court, local citizens and “Advance McCreary” group member, Todd Hansford again questioned the county’s leaders on the jail commissary or “canteen” fund account. Since the jail’s closure at the start of the year, the fund has been sitting idle with county officials wrestling with how much money is actually in the fund and whether money is owed to the county or back to inmates who deposited money in the fund during their stay at the local facility. One major obstacle, according to Judge Executive Doug Stephens, is the fact that the fund records are controlled by the “Jail Tracker” service which the jail used when it was open. Attorneys for that service have said only the elected jailer can have access to that information. Judge Stephens says he has asked Jailer Tony Ball for the account information and password but has received very little cooperation in that effort to this point. County officials have reportedly involved state officials in the matter and are working to obtain the account information needed to deal with that issue.
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