Commonwealth's Attorney Hopes To Stop Early Releases

A Commonwealth's Attorney may ask a Pulaski Circuit Judge to stop any more inmates from getting out of prison early.

Last week, Eddy Montgomery asked the judge to issue a restraining order on early releases.

Montgomery says the state's effort to save money puts everyone in danger.

The judge agreed and put the restraining order in place for Pulaski, Laurel and Rockcastle Counties.

A statewide order could be considered during a hearing Wednesday morning.


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  • by Tracy Location: London on Aug 27, 2008 at 06:49 PM
    Well if we look at why the crimes are commited in the first place and do something about that problem and offer rehabilitation because I can promise you that county lock up is not rehab. Laurel county offers nothing close to rehab. I am sure it is about the same in every other county some maybe better than others. If your talking about early release then remember what class these felons fall in. Petty crimes or murderers? It's the lesser of the two.
  • by Jason Location: Irvine on Aug 27, 2008 at 04:54 PM
    What I want to know is just how does this happen without the public knowing. I thought the job of our representatives was to ensure our protection, jokes on me. But my vote won't be on them next election.
  • by Joe Bob Location: Paris on Aug 27, 2008 at 04:50 PM
    I agree with the lawmakers, I think murders and rapists should be set free to save a little money. Makes sense to me. Idiots
  • by Lisa Location: Stanford on Aug 27, 2008 at 04:41 PM
    I would like to applaud Eddy Montgomery for taking a stand against something so obviously wrong. Not all people who commit crimes are bad, however they must be held accountable for their mistakes. My nephew was prosecuted by Mr. Montgomery and if not for his time in jail he would be dead. Mr. Montgomery treated him fairly and recommended a just sentence, which my nephew served and is a doing wonderful today. Every individual needs to know if you commit a crime you are going to be held responsible. This effectively ties a prosecutors hands, so no matter what they do it doesn't matter. How dare a bunch of suits in Frankfort undo everything law enforcement has worked so hard for. I can tell you one thing, if my representive voted for this I sure won't vote for him. Good Job
  • by lby Location: ky on Aug 27, 2008 at 11:17 AM
    election time will come around again,you all know the mayor only messed up ,so did the girls and guys inthe jails and prison,everything that goes over that dogs back ,rolls off
  • by Bob on Aug 27, 2008 at 10:49 AM
    Although I don't know them, good for Eddy Montgomery and the circuit judge. I wish more Commonwealth's Attorneys and judges would challenge the eary releases. Too much crime. And there's not really a road in the United States where a woman can walk down it without risk. Budget or lack of space is not an acceptable reason for release.

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