Scott County Jail names its little 'jailbird' visitor

- The Scott County Sheriff’s Office officially has a name for the yellow finch that often appears outside the Scott County Jail windows.

The unofficial mascot is now dubbed "Jailbird Jake."

People voted and "Jailbird" came in 1st place. The 2nd place entry was "Jake" which was the name of the bird in the Shawshank Redemption. Workers liked both names so much, they decided they were a nice fit together.


Thursday, the office asked the public’s help to name their “jailbird.” The yellow finch has been visiting the Scott County Jail windows every day this week.  

The sheriff's office posted this video to their Facebook and Twitter pages saying, “This jailbird really wants to get in here. Anyone have an idea for a name?"

VOTE: Help choose a name for the “jailbird”

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