Wayne County Jailer
Ray C. Upchurch
Kentucky Jailers Association
||The Wayne County Detention Center
The Wayne County Detention Center employs 26 personnel, both full-time and part-time.
The Detention Center received a final of 99% on last state inspection.
The detention center is a 156 bed facility which houses both males and females which includes state and county inmates from local to statewide.
||State Inmate Work Program
State inmates are Class C and Class D felons.
State inmates are allowed to work in the community daily, or as needed, with the following agencies:
The ASPIRE Center, The Hope Center, Kentucky National Guard Armory, Mill Springs Park, Monticello City Hall, Monticello Street Department, Monticello/Wayne County Park, Probation and Parole Office, Wayne County Animal Control, Wayne County Extension Office, Wayne County Road Department, and the Wayne County Senior Citizens Center. Inmates also help with roadside litter clean up, also cleanup trash after Wayne Co. Fair, Spring Fest, etc.
Inmates also mow county properties which include:
The airport entrance, The Hope Center, Monticello Fire Department, Susie Fire Department, VFW, Wayne County EMS, Wayne County Extension Office, Wayne County Justice Center, Wayne County Rescue Squad, Wayne County Senior Citizens Center, and the Welcome signs at the Clinton and Pulaski County lines.
In addition, inmates mow and clean up cemeteries in the city and county, and grow a garden at the Detention Center.
The state inmates that work in the community make 63 cents per day and are paid by the Department of Corrections. Plus, every 40 hours an inmate works, they receive one day work credit toward thier time served.
According to the Department of Corrections, if the inmates had been paid minimum wages, this would have amounted to over a half million dollars. This is a savings to the community.
||Services to Inmates
The Detention Center offers several classes for the inmates to be involved in:
GED Classes, in which several inmates have earned their GED. Inmates also have computer training to help them obtain jobs after release.
Church Programs - Various nights, weekly
Life Skills - To help inmates with daily skills after release, like balancing checkbook, etc.
Recovery Dynamics which is a drug prevention class.
Operation UNITE, Defensive Action Against Drugs.
The Detention Center now has video arraignment that is used by our local courts and the Kentucky State Parole Board. This allows inmates to be seen by the Judge and/or Parole Board without being transported out of the Detention Center.