Police Raid Prison

Officials with Kentucky State Police and the Department of Corrections raided offices at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Johnson County on Thursday.

Investigators there tell 27 NEWSFIRST they have a subpoena to recover all records from the prison, including inmate information and financial documents...

They confirmed to our newsroom that the documents could provide information on a criminal investigation, though they're not mentioning specifics.

Police also told us that an inmate at the prison died on Friday, but police say that isn't the entire focus of this investigation.

The Big Sandy holds inmates from Johnson, Martin, Magoffin, and Lawrence counties.

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  • by concerned on Apr 2, 2009 at 06:40 PM
    about time
  • by he who knows Location: on the inside on Apr 2, 2009 at 05:37 PM
    It is a jail, detention center but not a prison. Having been there on business I can only imagine what/why. These jails are staffed by low paid and under trained deputies where typically the staff are hired because they know somebody. How many staff there have a degree? How many staff there have had any real training? I have seen this problem in several small jails, this is the tip of the iceberg.
  • by Ret trooper Location: KY on Apr 2, 2009 at 04:19 PM
    The Big Sandy Regional jail continues to be a source of embarrassment. Has been since it opened. They need to find a capable person to run this facility. Enough is enough. The residents of the area deserve better.
  • by Lynn Location: frankfort,ky on Apr 2, 2009 at 09:46 AM
    Big Sandy Regional Detention Center is a JAIL not a prison.


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