Louisville Metro Corrections rolls out new format for jail information

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by Michelle Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 5:37 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- “This has been a long time coming in Louisville. Sorry it's taken so long but we have it now,” Louisville Metro Department of Corrections Directory Mark Bolton said.

Technologically Louisville Metro Corrections has been behind but starting today- XJail is live.  Internet users can get answers faster. Just a few clicks and mug shots and bond amounts are available.

“If you know an inmate’s number, last name, first name, middle name, or age all these fields are searchable,” said LMDC Data Systems Analyst Wesley Stover.

Once you find who you're looking for, you can access their record, see their booking number, their next court date, and why they're in jail.

“If you scroll down a little bit farther you see the charges that this inmate actually came in on,” Stover said.

The website also features a booking log report with mug shots, charges, bond amounts and other details XJail shows viewers who was booked today and also released today-- but users can only see complete information on inmates who are currently in custody. If the person was released more than 24 hours ago-- nothing will come up at all.

“If you know someone who got arrested last week and they are already out of custody, you're not going to be able to pull them up,” Stover said.

XJail is not just there to serve the public. It's also designed to cut down on the hundreds phones calls the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections receives every single day.

“365 days a year people are being put on hold. Sometimes they are being put on hold for long periods of time. This is really freeing up our staff to do our core mission. That's processing people into and out of the jail,” Bolton said.
 

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