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How Kenton Co. Jail Is Helping Inmates Being Released To Stop The Spread Of COVID-19

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Courtesy of The River City News
The Life Learning Center in Covington

The population of the Kenton County Detention Center in Covington was reduced over the past two weeks from 715 to 483.

Most of the released inmates are now clients of the Covington-based Life Learning Center, an organization that aims to help people get their lives back on track.

A partnership between the jail, the center and the Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office was announced on Friday.

The immediate goal of reducing the inmate population is to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to talk about the program are Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders and Life Learning Center President Alecia Webb-Edgington.

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