Full heat running again at Ohio County Detention Center

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HARTFORD, Ky. (WEHT) — The heat is running at full force again at the Ohio County Detention Center in Hartford.

A viewer told Eyewitness News an inmate said the heat had been out during nights with freezing temperatures.

The jailer tells us one heating unit stopped working a week ago, but three others were still operating.

“Person that was working on it ordered a part but it came in and was wrong, so they had to reorder it. Therefore, I told them just order me a whole new unit and this morning they got it installed,” jailer Gerry Wright said.

Wright says the inmates were never without heat and the jail always offers extra blankets.

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(This story was originally published on January 18, 2021)

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