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3:59 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Louisville Officials Introduce Program Meant to Help Jailed Mentally Ill People

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An initiative that aims to work against the cycle of incarcerating people that suffer from mental illness is taking hold in Louisville.

The Assertive Community Treatment will seek out people who, because of mental illness, continuously cycle through the corrections system. The initiative  is meant to  provide needed services and treatment to help the person successfully reintegrate into society.

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Local News
9:26 pm
Sat October 19, 2013

Louisville Man Accused in High-Profile Shooting Deaths Found Dead in Metro Jail

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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.

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.

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Education
2:04 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Jefferson County Sheriff, Jail Chief Push for Early Childhood Education

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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.

There's a connection. 

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.

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Local News
7:02 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Now You Can Look Up Louisville Metro Corrections Inmates Online

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Louisville Metro Corrections has launched a new feature that allows people to look up information about inmates on the Internet.

The XJail system was officially unveiled last week. Users can search for jail inmates by name, alphabetically or by entry or release date.

The system gives information about when the inmate was booked, when they may be released and their charges. It also includes a mugshot.

Jail officials say they implemented X-Jail because they were getting hundreds of phone calls each day from people seeking information about each inmate.

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