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INMATE POPULATION AT McCREARY COUNTY JAIL DWINDLES AHEAD OF CLOSURE
posted 12/19/2012 by wkcarroll@highland.net

With less than a month until the McCreary County Jail will be forced to close by order of the state, the inmate population at the facility is already beginning to dwindle. The McCreary County Record reported this week that nine inmates were transported from the local jail to Wayne County last Friday, just after county officials received word from the Kentucky Department of Corrections that the jail must close by 5:00pm January 15th. As of Tuesday afternoon, according to the local jail’s online inmate database through Jail Tracker, the inmate population was down to about fifty, a significant decrease from the normal 70-80 inmates housed at the jail. It is expected that those numbers will continue to shrink in the coming weeks until all inmates are out of the facility and the doors closed in January. The McCreary County Fiscal Court will meet in special session this Thursday at 4:00pm to further discuss and act on the jail’s closure.

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