FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A southern Kentucky judge has granted a temporary injunction blocking in three counties the state's plan to release some inmates early.
Pulaski County Circuit Judge David A. Tapp issued the order Monday, effectively blocking the state's cost-saving plan to ease soaring prison costs. Tapp says state officials may not apply the General Assembly's early release plan inmates from his jurisdiction.
Prosecutor Eddy Montgomery was asking for a statewide ban, but Tapp's order only applies to Lincoln, Pulaski and Rockcastle counties.
Montgomery says he's pleased with the ruling and hopes the Kentucky attorney general's office pushes for a statewide ban.