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Default Kentucky plans to lease private prison to reduce overcrowding at jails

Kentucky plans to lease private prison to reduce overcrowding at jails

More than half of Kentucky's 24,000 state prisoners are housed in one of 76 local jails because 12 state prisons are full. As a result, dozens of county jails are overcrowded, leaving inmates to sleep on thin mats and creating dangerous situations.

Wheelwright

Kentucky plans to lease a private prison in Floyd County and move hundreds of inmates there to make a dent in overcrowding that has pushed some county jails far past their capacity, creating potentially dangerous conditions and depriving inmates of some services.

The state will pay the owner of the prison, Nashville-based CoreCivic, to use the facility in Wheelwright, which was once known as Otter Creek but will now be called the Southeast State Correctional Complex.

Gov. Matt Bevin and other state officials announced the plan Friday in Wheelwright. Bevin signed an executive order reorganizing the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet to include the facility.

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