In an effort to reduce overcrowding at the jail, Boyle Fiscal Court agreed Tuesday to supply ankle bracelets to qualified inmates on a trial basis.
The population at the Boyle County Detention Center on Tuesday was 298 inmates in a facility designed to house 225. The jail has been running 60 to 80 inmates above capacity for the past several months.
Magistrates agreed to let County Attorney Richard Campbell and Jailer Barry Harmon select a few inmates to be outfitted with electronic ankle bracelets and serve their jail time at home.
Campbell said only non-violent offenders will be chosen to participate and a judge also will have to sign off on the plan.