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August 6, 2004
Dear Editor: This letter is in response to the article, "Hustonville clerk wants more Inmate supervision. " This letter is not to judge Lorraine Warner but just to express my opinion and share my experience. My husband and I own a farm supply business and also have had experiences with the work release program at Lincoln County Regional Jail. We see inmates regularly as they work with the recycling center and pick up our boxes and other items regularly. In my experience without exception, the inmates I have come in contact with have been nothing but respectful and kind.
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Tyler Young | November 9, 2009
An inmate at the Jessamine County Detention Center was killed Monday while working off River Road with the State Highway Department. John Michael Hager, 35, of Nicholasville, was cutting down trees in southern Jessamine County when one of the trees he was working on fell on him. He died form his injuries. "It's a tragic accident," Jessamine County Chief Deputy Allen "Doodle" Peel said. Hager was a Class D, or non-violent, inmate at the jail. The Kentucky State Highway Department uses some inmates to do labor around the state's roads such as maintenance and picking up litter.
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March 14, 2004
LIBERTY - Cases handled recently in Casey District Court, listed by name, charge, fine and jail sentence, where applicable, include the following. Court costs were assessed in most cases. Ages and addresses are listed if available. Henry E. Hall, disorderly conduct, 30 days with work release. Jimmy D. Robbins, Trammel Street, Liberty, third-degree criminal trespassing, $25. Chris Schubert, 20, 1138 Ky. 206, Dunnville, driving under the influence of intoxicants, $750, 14 days to serve on work release or weekends, and one-year suspension of driver's license.
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November 7, 2007
STANFORD - An inmate walked away from work release Tuesday, but he did not get far. Charles Christopher Moore was captured not far from the Lincoln County Recycling Center on Ky. 698 where he fled. After a brief search of the surrounding area, Moore was apprehended without incident, state police said. Moore was taken back to the Lincoln County Regional Jail on a second-degree escape charge. Trooper R.G. Wren is investigating.
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BRENDA S. EDWARDS | October 12, 2006
Warrants are pending for a Boyle County inmate suspected of growing marijuana and trafficking in prescribed medication. Authorities began investigating Evan Craig Dailey, 37, after an anonymous tip Wednesday led the sheriff's department to his residence at 10735 Forkland Road. Deputy Sheriff Marty Elliott said officers discovered an undetermined amount of marijuana growing behind Dailey's house. Elliott said there also was evidence that Dailey was selling marijuana and pills during work release.
OPINION
March 24, 2006
Dear Editor: I have said for sometime that I am not a fan of a Class D work release program. With the work release comes trouble. Not every prisoner who Is on work release is going to cause trouble, but there is that percentage that makes it tough on everyone else. There is an open door for drugs to get into the jail. These individuals go out and work in a day's time picking up trash, mowing, whatever their job is for that day. How easy would it be for an inmate to have someone leave drugs, or anything for that matter, for their use at their work location.
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By Jonathan Kleppinger and jkleppinger@jessaminejournal.com | February 16, 2012
Local authorities are searching for an inmate after he escaped from the Jessamine County Detention Center on Thursday. Jonathan M. Owens, 25, had been serving a one-year sentence for cold checks, jailer Jon Sallee said, and was a work-release inmate staying in the restricted-custody center. With more cold-check charges pending, jail officials were moving him to the main facility around 12:30 p.m. Thursday when he ran out of the building and fled on foot. “He was recently interviewed by Nicholasville police and had more charges coming, so we were transporting him from our restricted-custody center to our main facility when he got away and ran out the door,” Sallee said.
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By DAVID BROCK and dbrock@amnews.com | October 11, 2011
A Lancaster man who escaped from custody last week in Pulaski County surrendered Monday afternoon to Boyle County authorities. Somerset police Lt. Shannon Smith said Jason Cannon, 31, was handed over to Pulaski authorities and transported back to the Pulaski County Detention Center where he faces a second-degree escape charge. Smith said Cannon, who was an inmate at the Pulaski Detention Center, was on work release Thursday at  Lake Cumberland Regional Airport with another inmate, Cortney Slusher, 33, and Clyde Collett, 39, an airport employee and work release supervisor.
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Lisa King | December 7, 2006
Magistrates approved the annual update of the detention center's policy and procedures manual at its meeting on Tuesday. The main text of the manual was unchanged except for the chapter concerning the jail's restricted custody center which houses work release inmates. Lisa Brumfield, administrative assistant at the detention center, said the two items that were revised involved strip searches and how inmates are classified for work release. The changes have already been approved by the State Department of Corrections and just had to be approved by the Jessamine County Fiscal Court.
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By TODD KLEFFMAN and tkleffman@amnews.com | September 26, 2013
LIBERTY - After being on the lam for more than 15 hours and stealing a pickup truck, a teenaged inmate who escaped custody Wednesday morning while working at the Casey County Recycling Center turned himself in early this morning. Michael R. Branham, 19, turned himself in at the Casey County Detention Center shortly after 1 a.m. today, said Liberty police Lt. Ronnie Smith. Authorities had hunted Lanham for about 15 hours after he walked away from a work release detail at the recycling center on Campbellsville Street.
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By Jonathan Kleppinger and jkleppinger@jessaminejournal.com | February 16, 2012
Local authorities are searching for an inmate after he escaped from the Jessamine County Detention Center on Thursday. Jonathan M. Owens, 25, had been serving a one-year sentence for cold checks, jailer Jon Sallee said, and was a work-release inmate staying in the restricted-custody center. With more cold-check charges pending, jail officials were moving him to the main facility around 12:30 p.m. Thursday when he ran out of the building and fled on foot. “He was recently interviewed by Nicholasville police and had more charges coming, so we were transporting him from our restricted-custody center to our main facility when he got away and ran out the door,” Sallee said.
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By DAVID BROCK and dbrock@amnews.com | October 11, 2011
A Lancaster man who escaped from custody last week in Pulaski County surrendered Monday afternoon to Boyle County authorities. Somerset police Lt. Shannon Smith said Jason Cannon, 31, was handed over to Pulaski authorities and transported back to the Pulaski County Detention Center where he faces a second-degree escape charge. Smith said Cannon, who was an inmate at the Pulaski Detention Center, was on work release Thursday at  Lake Cumberland Regional Airport with another inmate, Cortney Slusher, 33, and Clyde Collett, 39, an airport employee and work release supervisor.
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By Fred Petke and The Winchester Sun | June 28, 2011
Clark County Jailer Bobby Stone won’t be tried next month for contempt of court, as was originally scheduled. During a status conference Friday, the July 14 trial in Clark District Court was continued because Fayette County Attorney Ray Larson, who is the special prosecutor for the case, will be in a trial elsewhere, according to court officials. A new pre-trial conference has been scheduled for July 19, and a new trial date may be set then. Stone, who is currently serving his seventh consecutive term as jailer, is facing two charges of contempt of court after two prisoners were released from the jail before their sentences were complete and against orders from two district judges, Earl-Ray Neal and Brandy Oliver Brown.
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By Fred Petke and The Winchester Sun | March 11, 2011
Clark County Jailer Bobby Stone will be tried in July for contempt of court after jail employees reportedly released two prisoners prematurely. Following a 20-minute closed hearing Thursday afternoon, special judge David Hayse scheduled the trial for July 14 after Stone allegedly violated the terms of a previous probation agreement in Clark District Court. So far, the trial will only involve the contempt charges which stemmed from an order filed by Clark District Judges Earl-Ray Neal and Brandy Oliver Brown in January.
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Tyler Young | November 9, 2009
An inmate at the Jessamine County Detention Center was killed Monday while working off River Road with the State Highway Department. John Michael Hager, 35, of Nicholasville, was cutting down trees in southern Jessamine County when one of the trees he was working on fell on him. He died form his injuries. "It's a tragic accident," Jessamine County Chief Deputy Allen "Doodle" Peel said. Hager was a Class D, or non-violent, inmate at the jail. The Kentucky State Highway Department uses some inmates to do labor around the state's roads such as maintenance and picking up litter.
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BOBBIE CURD | December 4, 2007
STANFORD - Seven people were indicted Friday by a Lincoln County grand jury, including an inmate who attempted to escape while on work release. Charles Christopher Moore, 28, was charged with second-degree escape. He had been booked into the Lincoln County Regional Jail as a state inmate on Aug. 24. On Nov. 6, Moore walked off of a recycling job while on work release. Jail authorities said Moore made it to a wooded area nearby but was apprehended a short time later by a jail supervisor.
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November 7, 2007
STANFORD - An inmate walked away from work release Tuesday, but he did not get far. Charles Christopher Moore was captured not far from the Lincoln County Recycling Center on Ky. 698 where he fled. After a brief search of the surrounding area, Moore was apprehended without incident, state police said. Moore was taken back to the Lincoln County Regional Jail on a second-degree escape charge. Trooper R.G. Wren is investigating.
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Lisa King | December 7, 2006
Magistrates approved the annual update of the detention center's policy and procedures manual at its meeting on Tuesday. The main text of the manual was unchanged except for the chapter concerning the jail's restricted custody center which houses work release inmates. Lisa Brumfield, administrative assistant at the detention center, said the two items that were revised involved strip searches and how inmates are classified for work release. The changes have already been approved by the State Department of Corrections and just had to be approved by the Jessamine County Fiscal Court.
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BRENDA S. EDWARDS | October 12, 2006
Warrants are pending for a Boyle County inmate suspected of growing marijuana and trafficking in prescribed medication. Authorities began investigating Evan Craig Dailey, 37, after an anonymous tip Wednesday led the sheriff's department to his residence at 10735 Forkland Road. Deputy Sheriff Marty Elliott said officers discovered an undetermined amount of marijuana growing behind Dailey's house. Elliott said there also was evidence that Dailey was selling marijuana and pills during work release.
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