Press Releases


Citizens Training Academy

Laurel County Correctional Center's 1st Annual Citizens Training Academy set to begin September 4th, 5th, and 7th.

Laurel County residents will soon have the opportunity to train and experience first hand the daily tasks involved in being a Correctional officer.

As a participant of this 3 day course Citizens will experience an accelerated version of the same training that each Laurel County Correctional Officer receives during their six week academy. Designed to give a first hand look at one of the most difficult jobs in the justice system this 3 day course will feature classroom training in use of force, cell checks, use of restraints, officer liability, medical issues, and many other job related courses. Additionally participants will work alongside our officers and assist in performing vital daily tasks.

The program will consist of 3 four hour courses on Monday September 4, Tuesday September 5, and then concluded with a final day on Thursday September 7th. The day course will begin at noon each day and conclude at 4 p.m. with the evening course starting at 5 p.m. Till 9 p.m. each evening.

Interested parties can pick up a registration form at the jail or go to www.laurelcountycorrections.com under the employment tab. All applications must be submitted by Friday August 25th for review. Approved applicants will be notified by letter prior to August 30th. Any questions can be answered by contacting Jailer Mosley at 606-878-9431

Laurel County KY Corrections Updates Text Alert System on Website

Laurel County Corrections will upgrade its text message alert notification feature on or before October 3rd to supplement an upgrade completed earlier this summer. The upgraded text alert system will feature a short URL in the message body, instead of a full URL. The messages will continue to come from 96167 or 470-219-3777. Below are two text alert samples, one with a full URL and one with a short URL:

As shown above, the message body will have a Subject line (the Message from the Jailer title, in the examples above) and a From address of Laurel Corrections. There will still be an option to change subscription at the bottom of the message.

To sign up for alert notifications from our office, to change your current subscription, or to unsubscribe from our alerts, please go to our Sign Up for Alerts page

Laurel County Corrections welcomes any feedback on this text alert upgrade. To provide feedback, please let us know through our Contact Us form or call us at 606-878-9431.

As always, we wish to thank the public for their continued support of law enforcement. We believe the unique partnership between the public and law enforcement enhances the security and quality of life we all enjoy.

Lieutenant Shawn Davis

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Mosley Nominated for Jailer of the Year


For Immediate Release                                                             Contact: Lt. Shawn Davis



Mosley nominated for Kentucky Jailer of the year

            LONDON, KY.   (Mar 23, 2015)  -  Recently when the ballots were received at county jails across the state there was a familiar name on the list of nominations.  Laurel County Jailer Jamie Mosley was among the ten Jailers nominated by their peers to receive the yearly award.

            “I can’t tell you how surprised I was to open the ballot sheet to find my name among those nominated, it is a huge honor just to be considered for the award”, said Jailer Mosley.  In order to be nominated a current jailer from another county must submit a letter of nomination to the awards committee detailing why the nominee should be considered.  “I don’t have any idea who submitted my name, but the fact that one of my counterparts felt as if I should be considered is very rewarding”.

            Mosley who is the current chairman of the Kentucky Jailers Association training committee recently designed the training curriculum and participated as an instructor for the forty plus new incoming jailers who took office in January.  “Since the week long training session in December we have had new Jailers from across the state visit our facility, we have assisted in training many of their staff members by allowing them to work alongside our officers”.  “I am very proud of our staff and the effort they have put into this agency being recognized as one of the best in the business, for so many jailers to come here and utilize us as a resource to improve their agency is a testament to the efforts of this team”, said Jailer Mosley.  The Jailer of the year award will be presented during the KJA summer conference in June.

Jail Baptisms

Attached is a video made by Hawk Creek Church that shows the countless lives that they touch here at the facility through their church services and rehabilitation programs.



Contraband Arrest


Jailer Jamie Mosley

Laurel County Corrections

Contact: Jailer Mosley

 For Immediate Release  

Jail Makes Arrest On Female Smuggling Drugs To Inmate

            LONDON, KY.   (May 8, 2014)  -   During routine daily call monitoring of inmate phone calls, Sgt. Tim Hendrix discovered a conversation indicating that a female citizen had smuggled Suboxone to a male inmate housed at the facility.  Further investigation indicated the transaction took place on one prior occasion during the evening of May 3rd, and that another attempt to provide a larger quantity of the drug was soon to be delivered.  At approximately 8 p.m. Wednesday evening the female suspect arrived at the Correctional Center for a scheduled visit with the male inmate.  Upon arrival she was interviewed by Jailer Mosley along with members of the command staff, where she admitted to providing the drug along with a can of tobacco to the inmate.  The drugs were delivered to the fenced in rear loading dock area of the facility kitchen, and then were retrieved by the male inmate assigned to the kitchen area.  Jailer Mosley advised, “We desperately need the rear street behind the jail to be closed so that we may fence in that entire street and back lot area.  This would allow us to limit the traffic near the loading dock area to approved deliveries and personnel only.”  Plans are in place to make this happen and we hope to present the proposal to the city council for approval.

            Arrested and charged with Promoting Contraband 1st Degree a felony was Lisa Callebs  D.O.B. 10/04/1968 of Hinkle, KY.  She is now lodged at the Laurel County Correctional Center.  “During the past 3.5 years we have realized success in helping inmates get off drugs, it is because of the efforts of our staff and their commitment to making sure that we maintain a drug free facility that for the first time in many of our inmates lives they can make sober, conscious decisions to become drug free,” said Jailer Mosley.  We fight this battle daily and we perceive anyone who is willing to bring drugs to this facility as an enemy to our inmates sobriety, and we will prosecute them to the fullest extent.


Lisa Calebs Promoting Contraband Press Release

Perfect Inspection


Laurel County Corrections – Office of the Jailer

 Jailer Jamie Mosley




(March 22, 2012), As Jailer Jamie Mosley and staff continue their efforts to become one of the premier correctional facilities in the state, Last week the Kentucky State Dept. of Corrections delivered news that the goal is indeed becoming a reality.  Each year the Dept. of Corrections performs two inspections at each county operated facility.  Upon completion of the first inspection of 2012 Judge Executive David Westerfield and Jailer Jamie Mosley were notified by letter that the detention center as well as the restricted custody center had received perfect inspections without any items of non-compliance or overcrowding.

“I cannot tell you how proud I am of our staff who have worked so hard to help transform this agency into what it is becoming, said Jailer Mosley.  This type of good news is what shows our team the reasons that I am so demanding and passionate about what we do.  These rewards only come as a result of a huge effort and I hope each one of our staff can be proud of another monumental accomplishment as we continue this evolving process.”

The Restricted Custody Center which is used to house work release inmates and is commonly known as “the old Jail,” was built in 1972.  The main detention center which houses the majority of general population inmates as well as those lodged on violent offense charges was built in 1991. Jailer Mosley said,” our jail inspector advised us that he had been inspecting jails for seven years and during that time only one other facility has received such high marks and that facility was less than two years old at the time.  “To have reached such an accomplishment with two structures which are twenty and forty years old is a tremendous honor.” 

In addition to the review of the buildings, the inspection process includes an extensive review of jail documents, staff training records, medical certifications, dietary plan for food service as well as many other processes and procedures utilized by the agency.

Jail Inspection Press Release