The Taylor County Detention Center is one of many jails across the state that faces the problem of overcrowding. Taylor County Jailer Hack Marcum said drugs are also a problem inside the jail.
County jail faces overcrowding

Nearly all of Kentucky’s county jails are experiencing overcrowding issues, and the Taylor County Detention Center is no exception.

According to the Kentucky Department of Corrections’ Weekly Jail Report, which is released each Thursday, TCDC had a total of 285 inmates as of March 23.

This puts TCDC at 140 percent capacity, as the facility only contains 204 jail beds.