Jail begins inmate identification project to aid in reentry

Four Warren County Regional Jail inmates are the first to participate in the inmate identification project that is a joint effort between the jail and the Warren Circuit Court Clerk’s Office.

This partnership provides a secure method for inmates who are within 30 days of being released to obtain an official state of Kentucky issued identification card. The first four obtained their identification cards Wednesday.

Inmates without life documents such as an ID card, Social Security card and birth certificates have a harder time securing post-incarceration employment, Warren County Jailer Stephen Harmon said in a release.

Deputy jailers took the inmates to the clerk’s office after regular hours so that the inmates and the general public were not in the clerk’s office at the same time.

The Southern Kentucky Re-Entry Council provided the financing for the project.