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Officials Discuss Kentucky’s Early Release System at Louisville Forum

Officials who support Kentucky’s early inmate release program say the effort to cut costs and ease jail overcrowding may need tweaking, but believe the benefits of the system outweigh the risks.

The Louisville Forum hosted a conversation about the early release system Kentucky implemented early this year. Under the new law, low-level inmates may be released on parole up to six months early but the full impact of releasing over 1,000 inmates early won’t likely be known for another few months.