Jail Computer System Leaves Some Stuck Behind Bars

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Some inmates have been held in the Louisville jail past their release dates despite a new $1.5 million computer system designed to provide more public information and streamline operations.

Metro Corrections Chief Mark Bolton says "people are going to love" the system once the initial startup pain passes.

Metro Corrections officials say once the XJail System is fully operational, it will not only provide the public better information, but save the jail time and money.

During the early weeks of the system, some inmates have been held in jail two days after their release date while others haven't been brought to court or put on work release.

A spokeswoman for the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, Amber Duke, says the organization is looking into the issue.

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