Metro Corrections http://wfpl.org en Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on Jobs, Re-Election, Liquor Sales and Taxes http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-mayor-greg-fischer-jobs-re-election-liquor-sales-and-taxes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer visited WFPL News for an interview Thursday. In the hourlong chat, he discussed his bid for a second term in office, the city's controversial plan to re-open a potentially dangerous jail, a recent audit of the Air Pollution Control District, an attempt in the Metro Council to restrict package liquor sales and, as always, the local option sales tax.</span></p><p>Here's the audio:</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 22:38:57 +0000 Gabe Bullard 6574 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on Jobs, Re-Election, Liquor Sales and Taxes Read | Metro Louisville's Dismas Audit http://wfpl.org/post/read-metro-louisvilles-dismas-audit <p>Metro Louisville recently completed an audit of &nbsp;Dismas Charities Inc., which found that the workers who were jail inmates were <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/audit-finds-no-agreement-between-city-dismas-charities">not signing in and out assignment or were properly monitored.</a> Here's the audit report:</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 14:14:44 +0000 Joseph Lord 3002 at http://wfpl.org MSNBC: Bolton Wrong About Lockup Contract Details http://wfpl.org/post/msnbc-bolton-wrong-about-lockup-contract-details <p>A producer with MSNBC's award-winning prison documentary series "Lockup" says Louisville Metro Corrections Director Mark Bolton made inaccurate statements about the city’s contract with the cable news network.</p><p>The series began filming at the city jail earlier this year, and its <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/msnbcs-lockup-features-louisville-jail">season debut Saturday will feature footage from the corrections department</a>. Bolton told WFPL in a telephone interview that Metro Corrections was given final edit approval and that his department had received $20,000 from the show for leadership development.</p><p>But MSNBC spokeswoman Wessie Vieria says Bolton’s claims are not true, and the cable network never gave Metro Corrections the rights to final editorial control of the show’s content.</p><p>"MSNBC does not ever give any editorial control to the people who appear in the stories and it was not different in this case. MSNBC and NBC News have final editorial control over every episode of Lockup and that is very, very clearly stated in our agreements with the jails and the prison," she says.</p><p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:32:01 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 2011 at http://wfpl.org MSNBC: Bolton Wrong About Lockup Contract Details MSNBC's Lockup Features Louisville Jail http://wfpl.org/post/msnbcs-lockup-features-louisville-jail <p>MSNBC's award-winning prison documentary series "Lockup" is making its season premiere this Saturday with footage from the Louisville Metro Corrections Jail.</p><p>The series began filming at the city facility earlier this year, and <a href="http://video.msnbc.msn.com/documentaries/49214860">features repeat offender Brian Voltz</a> along with local inmates discussing their workout routines. The show is a ratings magnet for the cable news network that highlights sometimes violent footage of inmates in maximum security state prisons.</p><p>Metro Corrections Director Mark Bolton says the show’s producers approached the department to see if they were interested, but that his staff urged him to participate.</p><p>"What I did is I engaged our entire staff and I put it out to a vote to them," he says. "And overwhelmingly they came back and said 'yeah, this might be an opportunity for us to showcase what we do and show the country a little bit about Louisville Metro and how we do things.'"</p><p>Check it out:</p><p><object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=10,0,0,0" id="msnbc52c7d4" height="245" width="420"><param name="movie" value="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640"><param name="FlashVars" value="launch=49278732&amp;width=420&amp;height=245"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="wmode" value="transparent"><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" flashvars="launch=49278732&amp;width=420&amp;height=245" name="msnbc52c7d4" pluginspage="http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash" src="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" height="245" width="420"></object></p><p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 19:01:19 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1967 at http://wfpl.org MSNBC's Lockup Features Louisville Jail Shanklin Defends Actions, Blames Corrections for Jobs Program Controversy http://wfpl.org/post/shanklin-defends-actions-blames-corrections-jobs-program-controversy <p>Louisville Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin, D-2, is responding to a story about a <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/jobs-program-gives-shanklin-more-ethics-troubles-questions">city funded ex-offenders program that served her and the councilwoman&#39;s relatives</a> more than former inmates.</p><p>The upholstery-training program cost over $30,000, but was put to a stop by Mayor Greg Fischer&#39;s administration when questions were raised about the lack of ex-convict referrals. Records show most of the classes were attended by less than a handful of participants but that Shanklin and her son used the program.</p><p>In a telephone interview with WFPL, Shanklin&nbsp;said any lack of documentation was the fault of Metro Corrections and a pending internal audit would show no wrongdoing on her part.</p><p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 21:49:43 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 624 at http://wfpl.org