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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