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KY Dept. of Corrections expanding public alert system

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KY Dept. of Corrections expanding public alert system (Source - KLTV Staff)

October 10, 2018 at 11:46 AM CDT

Updated October 10 at 11:46 AM

FRANKFORT, KY (Heartland News at 9) - The Kentucky Department of Corrections is expanding its automatic notification system to provide public alerts in the event of an inmate escapee from a halfway house.

The department already uses the notification system, AlertXpress, providing alerts in case of an inmate escapee.

To receive notifications, residents only have to call a toll-free number, 1-866-445-2867, and register by the zip code of the facility. The automated service will call anyone registered with a pre-recorded message if an inmate escape. It will call again when the escapee is back in custody.