House Approves Early Release Of Some Prisoners

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The House has approved a measure that
would continue a cost-cutting program that allows some prisoners to
be released early.

The legislation makes prisoners sentenced to one to five years
eligible for parole after serving 15 percent or two months of their
sentences, whichever is longer. Such prisoners used to be required
to serve at least 20 percent of their sentences before having their
cases reviewed by the state Parole Board.

Violent criminals and sex offenders won't be eligible for early
release under the legislation, which passed the House on Monday
packaged with other bills.

The measure now goes to the Senate for consideration.
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The legislation is House Bill 372.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by NO TRESPASSING Location: SOUTH EAST,KY on Mar 3, 2009 at 11:00 PM
    TRESPASSER'S WILL BE SHOT, ANY ONE ALIVE WILL BE SHOT AGIN. IF THEY DO THIS THEY MITE AS WELL GET RID OF ALL OUR LAWS AN HIRE ALOT OF CORNERS TO PRONOUCE THE DEAD FOR OPEN CASKET IF POSSIBLE ITS A SHAME THAT THIS IS WHAT ITS COMIN TO. THEY NEED AS WELL IS TO GIVE THEM A CHECK MEDICAL CARD PLUS FOOD STAMPS DENTAL TO SO THEY WANT HAVE TO STEAL WHEN THE ROBIN HOODS START I HOPE THEY HIT THE COUNTY FIRST FOR DOIN SUCH A STUPID THING BUT THEY MITE NO THAT IF THEY KEEP THIS STUFF UP FOR THE UNDER TAKER
  • by kyle Location: london on Mar 3, 2009 at 01:42 PM
    o.k. here is the answer to make us safe from the bad people. get every voter to pay 5 dollars every month to a jail fund to keep them locked away. do the math on that because money is what this is all about.
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Mar 3, 2009 at 01:01 PM
    We are following the lead of California. They are releasing their GOOD crooks too. Of course anymore there is less and less respect for the law. We can't even enforce the law concerning presidential candidates and their eligibilty so why shud we worry about these small time punks? Even our lawmen will not follow federal laws to detain and arrest illegals. I think I shud be able to drive 100mph on I-75 and disregard redlights and shoplift and write bad checks and steal your money to pay my mortgage.
  • by mike Location: ky on Mar 3, 2009 at 09:38 AM
    good old ky. lol
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Mar 3, 2009 at 08:49 AM
    Thank goodness they are only releasing the good crooks. I feel a lot safer now.
  • by jj Location: ky on Mar 3, 2009 at 07:46 AM
    I SAY ENSTEAD OF PUTTING THEM IN JAIL AND BACK ON THE STREETS BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE ROOM FOR THEM, ENFORCE LETHAL INJECTION. THAT WAY WE ARE SURE THEY WONT DO IT AGAIN.AN EYE FOR AN EYE
  • by steph Location: ky on Mar 3, 2009 at 07:20 AM
    What a great idea....So the the woman convicted of selling pot and pills within 500 ft. of a school with a loaded pistol in her car got 15 years, and here we are 1 year latter and she is now out...with food stamps and a welfair check in hand. great job frankfort!!!
  • by rh Location: pikeville on Mar 3, 2009 at 05:21 AM
    Let's let those good ole' prisoners go early that will teach them a lesson to not go and do the same crimes again. Who ever agrees to this bill in the senate is letting more criminals get away with a lesser punishment and they are more likely to go out and do the same thing again knowing that they will only have to serve a fraction of there time. besides for 3 meals a day and a warm roof over there head who knows they might be back sooner than you think.
  • by Bill on Mar 3, 2009 at 04:46 AM
    Crimes that shouldn't carry over a 30 day sent.are now carrying 5 years.Now they realize that, and will allow these people to get out in 60 days?WOW what a smart bunch of Democrats.Stop the war on drugs now.
  • by me Location: rite here on Mar 3, 2009 at 01:03 AM
    why do we need law they just sit them free. this is not a good idea.but look who's are president we all need to bare arms now days it is no more land of the free we all can see that

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