In a letter posted on social media, the state FOP president, Sheriff Berl Perdue Jr., calls for change.
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The police union hosted a 'Corrections Crisis Labor Summit' on Tuesday evening at the Louisville Central Community Center.
There's around 150 staff vacancies, despite the jail in downtown Louisville being more than crowded than ever.
The Louisville Metro Department of Corrections is seeing a slew of issues and COVID-19 is only adding pressure.
Funeral arrangements are expected to be announced at a later date.
Louisville Metro Department of Corrections (LMDC) is launching three incentive programs in hopes of increasing recruitment and employee retention at the jail in downtown Louisville.
Stanley Hollingsworth is charged with improper use of blue lights and impersonating a peace officer.
Metro Corrections said those on HIP consent to random house inspections as part of the program.
A corrections officer found the inmate, a man, unresponsive Sunday morning in a housing unit, jail officials said.
In 2020, the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections lost 62 employees. In 2021 alone, it has already lost 19 employees.