Central Kentucky Jail Full, Turns Away Inmates

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A jailer in central Kentucky says his facility is full and there's no more room for inmates.

Boyle County Jailer Barry Harmon says a surge of drug-related arrests in recent months have packed inmates in.

Harmon told The Advocate-Messenger he's been unable to transfer inmates because jails in neighboring counties were also at capacity. Boyle County Attorney Richard Campbell says full jails are a cyclical problem in Kentucky.

Boyle County housed 318 inmates on Friday, down from 326 earlier in the week.

Harmon has advised law enforcement agencies not to bring anyone in unless the charge stems from a violent crime or the person is subject to a warrant.

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