Louisville Metro Corrections http://wfpl.org en Louisville Man Accused in High-Profile Shooting Deaths Found Dead in Metro Jail http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-man-accused-high-profile-shooting-deaths-found-dead-metro-jail <p>The suspect in the 2012 shooting deaths of two men during an eastern Louisville neighborhood homeowners' association meeting committed suicide Saturday in his jail cell, Louisville Metro officials said.</p><p>Mahmoud Y. Hindi was found hanged using bed sheets Saturday about 10 minutes after Metro Corrections staff saw him praying in his cell, according to a news release from Metro government. CPR was performed and he was taken by ambulance to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.</p> Sun, 20 Oct 2013 01:26:08 +0000 Joseph Lord 7271 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Man Accused in High-Profile Shooting Deaths Found Dead in Metro Jail Jefferson County Sheriff, Jail Chief Push for Early Childhood Education http://wfpl.org/post/jefferson-county-sheriff-jail-chief-push-early-childhood-education <p>The campaign for a nationwide expansion of early childhood education programs got local support Tuesday from a pair of unlikely Jefferson County officials—the sheriff and the jail director.</p><p>There's a connection.&nbsp;</p><p>Citing the study below, they're arguing that the Obama Administration-backed plan could each year decrease Kentucky's prisoners by 1,200 and save $48 million. The argument goes: Early childhood education helps children perform better in school, increasing their odds of graduating high school and reducing their odds of getting into trouble.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:04:23 +0000 Joseph Lord 6953 at http://wfpl.org Jefferson County Sheriff, Jail Chief Push for Early Childhood Education Now You Can Look Up Louisville Metro Corrections Inmates Online http://wfpl.org/post/now-you-can-look-louisville-metro-corrections-inmates-online <p>Louisville Metro Corrections has launched a new feature that allows people to look up information about inmates on the Internet.</p><p>The XJail system was officially unveiled last week. Users can search for jail inmates by name, alphabetically or by entry or release date.</p><p>The system gives information about when the inmate was booked, when they may be released and their charges. It also includes a mugshot.</p><p>Jail officials say they implemented X-Jail because they were getting hundreds of phone calls each day from people seeking information about each inmate.</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 11:02:41 +0000 Joseph Lord 6749 at http://wfpl.org Now You Can Look Up Louisville Metro Corrections Inmates Online