Call System Alerts Neighbors of Prison Escapes
By WestKyStar Staff
FREDONIA, KY - The Kentucky Department of Corrections now has a statewide escape notification system for people living close to its prisons.
The notification system, “AlertXpress,” is maintained through a partnership with Louisville-based Appriss, developer of the VINE system, which alerts victims about a change in the custody status of their offender.
AlertXpress is an automated system that calls people who have asked to be notified, playing a recorded message that informs them of the escape. The system also includes a call back when the escapee is captured, informing them the inmate is back in custody.
Anyone can register by calling the toll-free telephone number, 1-866-445-2867, and providing the zip code of the prison near them. There is no limit on the number of calls the system can make.
If you want to register, call the number and enter the zip code for the Western Kentucky Correctional Complex in Fredonia, which is 42411.