Monday marks last Kentucky court furlough day

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by WHAS11 editors

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 7:44 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 15 at 8:29 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- It's an effort to save millions of dollars and Monday marks the third furlough day for Kentucky’s court system.

Normally you would expect to see the Hall of Justice busy with people but Monday it will be empty.
This is the final of three furlough days which means clerks’ offices and driver’s license branches are closed, and no court proceedings.

It also means people arrested in the last couple of days won't be able to get out of jail until Tuesday, which could cost the city of Louisville money.

The furlough is intended to save the state money but is could cost locally. At Metro Corrections, they have an overflow of inmates which means more overtime for the corrections officers and more money to house inmates.

The cost to Metro Corrections during the last furlough in August is estimated to be about $7,000.

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