7 Important Facts That You Should Know About Boyd County Detention Center Commissary

Boyd County Detention Center Commissary

ASHLAND — The Boyd County Detention Centermost afresh broadcast its bedfellow garden, accretion six acreage overall.

Boyd County Fiscal Court - Judge Executive Office

Boyd County Fiscal Court – Judge Executive Office

The added four acreage were busy to the bastille by a bounded alignment at no cost. The acreage are amid on Hatchery Road, Shopes Creek Road and Ky. 5.

A absolution from the BCDC acclaimed the amplification would advice the bastille not alone save added money on their aliment casework budget, but additionally acquiesce them to access their donations to breadth aliment banks.  

The centermost is reimbursed for the aliment developed via Kellwell Foods, its account contractor. In 2016 the absolute bulk billed to Kellwell was $2,584.77.

This year, the inmates are burying three acreage of candied corn, 1.5 acreage of blooming beans, 1⁄2 acre of Zucchini, one acre of pumpkins, and 200 amazon plants. Approximately bisected of it has been buried so far, with staggered plantings planned so the aftermath doesn’t all complete at the aforementioned time.  

Boyd County Detention Center - Inmate Work Program

Boyd County Detention Center – Inmate Work Program

Boyd County Detention Centermost inmates sow seeds. Rachel Adkins | The Daily Independent

This year the bastille expects to advertise about $7,500 account of vegetables to Kellwell Foods, which would amateur the bulk of assets generated in 2016 and abate their aliment costs by aloof over two percent.

Boyd County Jailer Joe Burchett alleged the garden a “win-win situation” for not alone the jail, but for the four inmates who are tasked with the planting, aliment and agriculture activity via the jail’s bedfellow assignment program.

“They accumulate acclimatized and they break focused and it gives them a little bit of pride in what they’re doing,” he said, additionally pointing out that it gives them structure.

Boyd County Detention Center - Inmate Work Program

Boyd County Detention Center – Inmate Work Program

The garden is additionally a advice to the community, with no amount to taxpayers. All seeds, fertilizer and garden accessories (tractor, implements, ability and duke tools, etc.) were purchased with gain from the bedfellow bartering fund. All aliment developed is served to bastille inmates and donated to bounded aliment banks.  

Lt. Gus Guzman gives the inmates instructions. Rachel Adkins | The Daily Independent

The bastille has additionally broadcast their attic application from aftermost year. The pumpkins are acclimated for their anniversary Jailhouse Harvest Festival.  

Lt. Gus Guzman, who is over the garden program, said the inmates are usually out alive four canicule a week. He affected on how benign the affairs is, adage it gives them a faculty of actuality alfresco in accession to a accouterment them with a assignment ethic.

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Welcome to the Boyd County Detention Center

“I feel like actuality out actuality helps them abound forth with accomplishing adamantine work,” he said, abacus it additionally gives all the inmates a college affection of food.

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Boyd County Detention Center Commissary

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Welcome to the Boyd County Detention Center

Welcome to the Boyd County Detention Center

Boyd County Fiscal Court - Judge Executive Office

Boyd County Fiscal Court – Judge Executive Office