Lexington Community Corrections is run as a direct supervision correctional facility. Direct supervision combines two key elements – the physical design of the facility and an inmate management strategy – to significantly reduce the problem inmate behavior commonly seen in jails. Direct supervision jails focus on actively managing inmate behavior to produce a jail that is safer and more secure for staff, inmates and visitors.
Staff interact continuously with inmates in the housing units, actively supervising them to identify problems in their early stages. They use basic management techniques to prevent negative behavior and encourage positive behavior.