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The Register looked at the different options the county is pursuing along with the cost associated for each, to give readers a better understanding of finances and housing choices for inmates including the jails current operations, contracted housing and a new jail.

According to Madison County Jailer Steve Tussey, all finances of the county jail hinge on the amount of inmates in which they are required to house. To that point, it is no surprise that as the number of inmates increases, the cost to operate the jail is sure to follow.

ASHLAND, Ky. -- Boyd County and its insurance carrier have reached a $1.75 million civil settlement with the estate of an inmate who state prosecutors said died at the county jail of internal bleeding from blunt force trauma caused by corrections officers.

Roger A. Lynn, 28, of Covington, walked away from the Rowan County Detention Center work program on the evening of Friday, July 5.

John Parrott, the West Liberty prison inmate who walked away from an outside work detail, was found Sunday at 6:35 a.m. inside a residence at …

It’s only been about a month since Rowan County’s new detention center opened but the intake of inmates from around the region has already doubled.


It made a lot of sense the ribbon cutting for the new jail had to be held inside last Friday morning due to heavy rainfall.


It has been about a four-year process from start to finish, but the new Rowan County Detention Center will officially open its doors at the en…