Warren County Jail Launches Inmate ID Project to Provide a Jump Start on A New Life

Aug 7, 2018

Back row, l-r, Warren County Jailer Stephen Harmon, Warren County Circuit Court Clerk Chief Deputy Delphine Tallent, Inmate Dathan Baker, Inmate Lakiesha Posey, WCRJ Lieutenant Doug Miles and Kerry Mears with Kentucky ReEntry Council. Front row, l-r, Inmate Gary Cardwell and Inmate Kristina Tarter.
Credit Warren County Regional Jail

The Warren County jail has launched a new program called the ‘Inmate ID Project.’ The goal is to make it easier for those who are released to start building a new life.

Four inmates at the Warren County Jail are the first to particpate in the project. They've received a state-issued Kentucky ID from the Circuit Court Clerk. 

The ‘Inmate ID Project’ is intended to give former prisoners a jump start on finding housing and a job by providing them with a state ID 30 days before they’re released.

Research has shown that Kentucky inmates who complete their jail term and do not have credible documents like a birth certificate, social security card or state ID may have a hard time creating a positive new path.

The project is being done at no cost to taxpayers. Warren County Circuit Court Clerk Brandi Duvall and her staff are working flex-time to provide the IDs after hours, for security reasons. The other partner in the initiative is the Southern Kentucky ReEntry Council.