Friday, August 26, 2016

Local inmates can get time credit


Local inmates serving time in the Crittenden County Detention Center for misdemeanors now have a system for reducing the number of days they will spend in jail.

Crittenden County Fiscal Court recently gave its blessing to a plan proposed by Jailer Robbie Kirk that will reduce sentences of county inmates. The plan will help reduce overcrowding in the jail, reduce incarcerations costs and improve inmate behavior, Kirk said.

Inmates serving misdemeanor sentences, generally less than one year, may not get credit for community service work outside the jail, for labor performed inside the jail (such as but not limited to maintenance and kitchen assignments), for receiving a GED, for successfully completing requirements for and receiving a National Career Readiness Certificate and for general good behavior.

Kirk said the program will adhere to all Kentucky statutes regarding credit for misdemeanor convictions.