A series of early releases of state inmates in Kentucky took their toll on the Todd County Jail, but Jailer Greg Allen says an unfortunate fact has brought the facility back to a good financial situation.
Jailer Allen gave his monthly report to Todd Fiscal Court last week, where he said the facility was holding 88 state inmates. Housing state inmates is how local jails stay afloat and Allen says he was told two years ago that things would turn back around for the better.
Allen says it’s sad, but true—most inmates commit crimes and return to jail soon after they are released.
The Todd County Jail has done well with its budget over the last year and had enough funds left over from this fiscal year to purchase several pieces of much-needed equipment.