New Jail is Coming in 2017

New Jail is Coming in 2017

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Somerset, KY

#1 Apr 14, 2014
Will be located next Barbourville Cemetary at Old EK Woods Place.. Also there putting New 911 Center I hear also the New Jail have over 350 Beds

Mount Vernon, KY

#2 Apr 14, 2014
why so long ? if our city has anything to do with it. always take's extra years to get anything done.

Stanford, KY

#3 Apr 14, 2014
I've heard this for years. If we are spending thousands and thousands of dollars a month to house prisoners elsewhere and putting millions into that money pit hospital does that sound right? Poor decisions.

Keavy, KY

#4 Apr 14, 2014
I've heard several locations mentioned, however ground should be broke this year.

Mount Vernon, KY

#5 Apr 14, 2014
it would save this town a lot of money sadly it takes that long to get things done should have been done years ago but its Barbourville lol

East Bernstadt, KY

#6 Apr 14, 2014
You gotta give em all enough time to figure out how to get their hands in the cookie jar without getting caught lol

Mount Vernon, KY

#7 Apr 15, 2014
I'm sure that it will take a lot of mind power and that don't come cheap.

“Trouble making cripple”

Since: Dec 10

Cannon, KY

#8 Apr 21, 2014
This town needed a new jail 20 damn years ago! 10`7 is a little late!

Somerset, KY

#10 Apr 21, 2014
I agree this town has already lost money over the years 2017 is to long to wait more money to waste I don't know why it takes this town 2000 years to do anything so slow!

East Bernstadt, KY

#12 Apr 21, 2014
A new jail sound good ON THE SURFACE. After all, look at all the money Knox County spends housing inmates in other places because there is not enough room presently. Millions are spent on this each year. However, there is a slight catch to having large new jail. I know this from past experience having lived in another part of Kentucky in which a new, huge jail had been built. TO PAY FOR THE HUGE NEW JAIL THEY KEPT IT FILLED. You might think, so what...all the crooks need in jail...and that part is true. However, in the town I lived in, the courts would give time to people who usually would only have paid a fine in other counties (they wanted that jail FULL for the money). Plus, in situations where someone would have received a short sentence elsewhere, that town gave them 60-90-180 days or more in order to keep the jail filled. The new word of the day, in that town, became "CONTEMPT OF COURT". Why? That charge led to 180 automatic days in jail...and helped keep the jail filled. In that town, the charge of "contempt of court" flew like confetti at a New Year's Celebration.
I'll admit, I was not very sympathetic to the jailbirds complaints for several years. I figured they were getting what they deserved and that "if they couldn't do the time they shouldn't do the crime". I changed my mind when a friend of mine (a very decent, honest person), got 180 days in jail for "Contempt of Court" for failing to appear for jury duty. He had previously talked to officials and they told him he was excused due to caring for a sick parent. A nice, decent, honest guy got 180 days for no good reason. THIS WAS WAY OVERBOARD BUT THEY HAD TO KEEP THE JAIL FULL AND MAKE MONEY. This is what a new, large jail can lead to...and in that town IT DID! How about here?

Somerset, KY

#13 Apr 25, 2014
its Finally they are you going building the new Jail in August

Somerset, KY

#14 Apr 27, 2014
When did the genius decide that we needed a new jail, after the last election or just before this election. You almost got us on this one, were gullible

Brodhead, KY

#15 Apr 27, 2014
I don't think their gonna build anything why wait until almost winter to build something I guess we are in the 1800 can't even get the pot holes fixd in town lol

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