Judge Extends Ban on Early Prisoner Release

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) - A southern Kentucky judge has extended a
temporary ban on the General Assembly's plan to release some inmates early.

Pulaski County Circuit Judge David A. Tapp said he will rule in coming days on whether to grant a temporary injunction that would block a plan to release inmates until a legal challenge is resolved.

Commonwealth's Attorney Eddie Montgomery is seeking a statewide
injunction preventing the Department of Corrections from giving inmates credit for time served on parole toward fulfilling their sentences.

Kentucky lawmakers, faced with soaring prison costs and an estimated $900 million two-year drop in revenue, authorized the
proposal as part of an $18 billion two-year budget bill earlier this year. The state now has more than 22,000 prison inmates.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by hollie on Aug 29, 2008 at 12:18 PM
    let them out. give them a good meal. then line them up against the wall and shoot them. problem solved.
  • by BILL Location: ASHLAND on Aug 27, 2008 at 10:08 PM
    WHAT A JOKE.....ANOTHER CIRCUIT JUDGE WHO THINKS HE IS A KENTUCKY SUPREME COURT JUDGE..AND A PROSECUTOR WHO THINKS HE IS A FEDERAL PROSECUTOR...
  • by Bertha Location: Richmond on Aug 27, 2008 at 02:56 PM
    As soon as these prisoners are released-because they have not been punished-they will be back on the streets doing what they did before. This will result in them being investigated, arrested and tried again. Does that cost money? Probably more. Not to mention the cost to the public and insurance companies for covering the cost of their crimes. Maybe they should be held accountable for their crimes and the crimes might decrease. These same criminals have probably been placed on probation from previous crimes. If they were held accountable on their first crimes they might not be in jail now.

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