Only in Kentucky: Jailers Without Jails

Number 27621
Subject Jails
Source Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting
State
Year 2015
Publication Date Jan. 15, 2015 - Jan. 17, 2015
Summary Reporters R.G. Dunlop and Jacob Ryan revealed that more than a third of the state's 120 counties elect jailers that have no jails to oversee. Several earn hefty paychecks for little work, putting their cash-strapped counties in a pickle, and hire their own spouses or children as deputies. Only in Kentucky does this curious practice exist. https://soundcloud.com/wfplnews/only-in-kentucky-jailers-without-jails
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Keywords jailers; jails; elected; paychecks; taxpayers; counties; nepotism
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