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
by Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio The Commonwealth’s Attorney for thee eastern Kentucky counties has concerns about a mandatory release program that begins next week. The Department of Corrections is due to release nearly 1,000 nonviolent felons back into their communities as part of an effort to save on prison costs. The released prisoners will… Continue reading Commowealth’s Attorney Concerned Rehabilitation Facilities Can’t Handle Early Release Program
The Kentucky Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on legal challenges to the state’s early release program for prison inmates.
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh A Frankfort judge wants more information before issuing any rulings in a lawsuit challenging the early release of Kentucky prison inmates. The Corrections Department argues it’s pure speculation to claim the early release program presents a clear and present danger to the general public. But Assistant Deputy Attorney General… Continue reading No Ruling in Early Release Case