Kentucky Association of Counties

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The Kentucky Association of Counties

Jail Relief

KACo Priority

Jail Relief

From 2011 to 2019, the total population in Kentucky grew by about two percent. Over the same period, county jail populations grew by more than 30 percent, having a significant impact on county budgets. Almost half of county officials in the KACo poll said that jail costs are the biggest pressure on their budgets. 

KACo supports the following:

  • Pursue positive criminal justice reform.
  • Expand access to substance abuse treatment.
  • Increase the state per diem rate.
  • Preserve the state appropriation to closed jails.
Kentucky Association of Counties
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