Hughes pledges to do good job
by Hawkins Teague
Oct 31, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
While campaigning to become Trigg County Jailer in the upcoming election, James Hughes said the most common question he hears as he goes from door to door is, “Why do we need a jailer?”

Hughes said he told these people that Kentucky law requires that all counties employ a jailer. In a place like Trigg County, it is the responsibility of the jailer to transport prisoners to another facility, rather than house them. Hughes said he is up to the task of being on call 24 hours a day for those times when people are arrested late at night.

“I’ll do the best job I can,” Hughes said. “That’s all I can promise

Hughes said that when he found out there was a vacancy open because of former Jailer Glen Cunningham’s health, he started thinking about running for the position. He was unemployed at the time and soon received encouragement from Trigg County’s Democratic Committee. Although he has no previous law enforcement experience, he said he thinks he is up to the job.

“There will be a lot of challenges, but I’ve faced challenges before,” Hughes said. “If elected, I will treat the prisoners fairly, but with the thought of public safety.”

Read about Hughes' views in the Oct. 31 Cadiz Record.
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