West Kentucky Jail Helps Inmates Become Better Dads

Murray, KY – A new program at a western Kentucky jail is aiming to make inmates better fathers. Hopkins County Jailer Joe Blue says he hopes the Christian-based Malachi Dads program makes the inmates better men too. The jail is one of the first county detention facilities in the state to offer the program, according to The Messenger of Madisonville. Inmate William Bartlett said he enrolled in the program to enjoy more time away from his jail cell, but he said he is making changes after going through just 16 weeks of the 42-week program. Bartlett told the newspaper he has seen an improvement in how he communicates not only with his kids, but with his wife and sister.