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Metro Corrections may move inmates to old jail again to ease overcrowding

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Metro corrections is the largest jail in Kentucky with 1,793 beds, but has been housing more than 2,000 inmates. Metro corrections is the largest jail in Kentucky with 1,793 beds, but has been housing more than 2,000 inmates.
There are currently more inmates at Louisville Metro Corrections than the jail was designed to house. There are currently more inmates at Louisville Metro Corrections than the jail was designed to house.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Overcrowding could force Metro Corrections officials to move inmates to the old jail above LMPD headquarters again. 

Metro Corrections officials say inmates could have to be moved to the old jail above LMPD headquarters as soon as today.

Jail Director Mark Bolton says the jail's overcrowding problem won't be solved anytime soon. He says the jail's population is currently well above the cap of 2,049 inmates.

Bolton says the problem is going to force him to reactivate the old jail above LMPD.

That facility hasn't been used since Oct. 19 and is not up to code.

Bolton says he is aware of the issues. 

"Every time we open up H3, it creates problems over there for the police because we are using systems, plumbing and infrastructure that's old," Bolton said. 

Bolton says one solution is for Kentucky officials to move inmates to state facilities at the same rate as they were a year ago.

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