Warren County Regional Jail year end report shows success

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Warren County Jailer Stephen Harmon released his annual jail report highlighting the successes of various programs within the Warren County Regional Jail that are designed to help inmates.

The jail runs multiple different programs including the G.E.D. program. Last year, 17 inmates received their G.E.D. while incarcerated.

Since April of 2018, 109 offenders were baptized through a program that allows ministers to come in and speak with inmates who want to learn more about faith.

The Felon Reentry Equal Employment Directive program and Linking Employment Activities Pre-Release program allowed 23 inmates to pay back over $700 in child support, while also putting money into savings and paying taxes.

Harmon said due to program completions, around 60 years were taken off sentences, saving the state just under $800,000.

“The programs, they really do help. They have given me the tools that I need to be successful when I leave this place. They have really rehabilitated me and given me a lot of energy towards my exiting and becoming successful,” said one inmate, Olajowun Kennedy.

Warren County Jail road crews worked almost 4,000 hours and picked up over 10,000 bags of litter in 2019.