Attorney General Seeks To Block Inmate Early Release Program

Kentucky's controversial early release of inmates is now under fire from Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.

Conway's office filed suit Wednesday to stop the release of inmates before their time is done.

Conway says when juries imposed the sentences, they had no idea they would be reduced for budgetary reasons.

Under the program to control costs, Kentucky has released more than 1,000 prisoners and discharged 1,200 convicts from parole.


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  • by Andy Location: Pikeville on Oct 2, 2008 at 04:36 AM
    turn them loose."But we can't" we will lose democrat prison guard jobs.We have too many people in jail, for the wrong reasons.
  • by cathy Location: london on Oct 1, 2008 at 08:30 PM
    i think that if they are first time offenders they should be given a chance to be let out early and if they get in trouble again make them finish their time and the time for whatever they get arrested for again
  • by bill on Oct 1, 2008 at 12:22 PM
    if they are not violent, leave them be. if violent then they should do there time. i am a firm believer of punishment for the crime. if people will look, kentucky is one of the worst states per capita when it comes to inmate population. a tremendous amount of money goes toward the corrections system. this to be honest is a very touchy situation i think. i guess we will see what the politicians will do with this....

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