Fayette Detention Center

Lexington Herald-Leader

Members of a Lexington council committee got an update Tuesday on ongoing staffing challenges at the Fayette County Detention Center .

When current Community Corrections Director Steve Haney came onboard in 2016, there were 52 correctional officer vacancies.  In less than a year, the vacancies were eliminated.  But, Haney noted, “the stars aligned” for that to happen.  This week vacancies stand in the mid 30’s.  Haney said that leads to overtime which can be impacted by staffing for hospitalized inmates.