Jailer: New software creates efficiencies at the jail

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Warren County Regional Jail has recently welcomed a new software system that will better manage inmate needs as well as officer and jail employee processes.

The new system cost around $164,000 but Jailer Stephen Harmon said taxpayers did not foot the bill thanks to a $170,000 grant the jail received last year.

The software helps expedite the time it takes book an inmate and get an officer back out on the street and helps better manage inmate needs such as medication, food allegories, religious requests and more.

It’s a huge time saver Harmon saw improve every day processes like booking on even the very first day, he said.

“The first one took about 45 to 50 minutes. I was here for all three of the shifts that day and then by the end of that 20 [inmate bookings], we were doing them in about 16 to 20 minutes, so I think as we get more familiar and we move through the process more, I think it’s going to be a huge time saving. We’ll be able to get people booked in quicker and get the law enforcement out to respond to other calls sooner.”

The system has already been implemented in over 80 counties across the state, Harmon said.