Jail Chief: "Capacity Overload"

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The chief of Louisville's jail calls its a "capacity overload."

Metro Corrections Director Mark Bolton tells the Metro Council the jail is "taxed to the max," and he admits that mistakes happen.

There were 2,270 inmates at Metro Corrections this week -- but only 1,793 beds.

Bolton's testimony comes after an inmate was held in jail for five months longer than his sentence.   And two former inmates have filed a federal lawsuit claiming they were held too long in jail.


Photo:  Metro TV

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