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… Continue reading Officials Discuss Kentucky’s Early Release System at Louisville Forum
The Jefferson County District Court has reorganized itself in order to cut down wait times and overcrowding. Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Lisabeth Hughes Abramson hailed the changes as necessary and innovative. “Change is never easy,” says Abramson “but sometimes change is necessary and I am pleased to note that those who have been involved in… Continue reading District Court System Announces Changes
Like their counterparts in many states, Kentucky Justice Cabinet officials are having a hard time obtaining a drug needed for lethal injection executions.
The AP reports today that thirteen states have asked the U.S. Justice Department for help getting sodium thiopental. (Kentucky’s supply expired in October.)
City officials Wednesday announced a new program that will help released prisoners re-adjust to day to day life.
State officials now say a final report on the cause of a recent riot at a central Kentucky prison will be made public early next week.
Several dozen Louisvillians boarded a bus this morning at St. William Church in West Louisville. They set off to view and learn about the kinds of sites you wouldn’t want on a sight-seeing tour: a garbage dump, a chemical factory, a sewage treatment plant. But these were no unusual tourists. These were participants in Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light’s Environmental Health and Justice Tour.
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh He’s been on the job for a month, but the newest justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court has now been formally sworn-in. When former chief justice Joseph Lambert retired, Governor Beshear chose former circuit judge Daniel Venters of Somerset to fill Lambert’s unexpired term. During formal swearing-in ceremonies for… Continue reading Justice Venters Sworn-In to Kentucky Supreme Court