Wednesday, 20 November 2013 06:26

On November 18, 2013, I officially filed to seek re-election to the office of Barren County Jailer.  I have been in charge of the Barren County Detention Center since July 2008.  Many drastic changes have taken place since then.  I am very proud of my staff.  My Deputies are the ones that make me look good every day.  Three years ago, I promised I would do everything in my power to make the Detention Center more self-sufficient.  We have accomplished that goal through hard work and determination from my staff.

Barren County Detention Center also has near-perfect inspections and audits year after year.  This doesn’t happen by accident.  This is a direct result of dedication and commitment by our jail employees.  I am extremely proud of the Detention Center and the changes that have been made over the last few years.  With the help of my Deputies and the citizens of Barren County, we will continue to build on what we already have in motion.  We’ve come so far in the last few years, and we have so much momentum moving in the right direction.  Our training programs, professionalism, budget, and work crews are all in better shape than they’ve ever been.

We are in the newest jail in the State of Kentucky.  The only measuring stick we have is to compare ourselves to other jails in Kentucky, and I can confidently say we are in the top echelon.  Other counties have come to see how we run our operations, and that makes me proud.

A couple of years ago, an inmate said to me, “You’re running this place like a jail.”  I consider that to be one of the best compliments I’ve ever received in my career.  I will not apologize for “running this place like a jail.”  When I’m elected for a second term, I will continue to focus on making the jail even more self-sufficient and making the citizens of Barren County proud.

Matt Mutter


Barren County Jailer


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