Just over three months into his term as Jessamine County jailer, Jon Sallee has started to implement plans in an effort to wipe out drugs at the detention center.
“We all knew during the election that contraband was an issue — drugs in the jail and things of that nature,” Sallee said. “The first thing I did was take all the work-release inmates and weekend inmates and moved them to the RCC (restricted-custody center) building, which is located next door.”
Sallee said typically, contraband items are brought into the jail through those types of inmates.
“They are prone to bring more contraband into the facility because they’re in and out more on a daily basis,” he said.
Now, when an inmate returns to jail, he or she is subject to a search.
“We’ve done a couple searches over there, and we’re just finding tobacco; that’s the biggest problem over there,” Sallee said.