Ky. AG Seeks To Block Inmate Early Release Program

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's attorney general has sued the state seeking to block the General Assembly's cost-saving plan to release some inmates and parolees early.

Attorney General Jack Conway has asked the Franklin County court for an injunction that would stop the Department of Corrections from continuing with the plan.

A similar injunction is already in place in Lincoln, Pulaski and Rockcastle counties.

State prison officials have been giving inmates more credit than normal for time served on parole. The extra credit has gone toward fulfilling inmates' minimum sentences.

About 1,000 of Kentucky's 21,000 prison inmates have been released and about 1,500 parolees have been dropped from supervision under the plan.

A spokeswoman for the Kentucky Justice Cabinet did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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