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.