Judge Blocks Prisoner Release Plan In 3 Counties

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.

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  • by jennifer on Sep 16, 2008 at 06:23 AM
    KY has more prisoners than any other state per population, keep the real criminals and work the he-- out of the others and lets stop paying all out tax $$ to prisons.
  • by Melissa Location: Kentucky on Sep 16, 2008 at 05:43 AM
    T H A N K Y O U J U D G E !!!! Keep up the good work!!!
  • by Anonymous Location: ky on Sep 15, 2008 at 09:33 PM
    and just who or what are they wanting to let out? good for this judge's ruling, keep up the good work.
  • by Zeke Location: Olin on Sep 15, 2008 at 02:20 PM
    We need more like him.


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