Bill would give pretrial home incarceration credit

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Defendants who are given home incarceration prior to trial would be given credit for the time served as part of their sentences under a bill approved by the Senate.

On Wednesday, the Senate voted 32-2 to pass the proposal by Sen. Robin Webb, a Grayson Democrat.

The only senators who voted against it were Republicans Damon Thayer of Georgetown and John Schickel of Union.

The original version of the bill would have made the measure apply retroactively to defendants granted pretrial home incarceration on or after July 15, 1996, but that provision was deleted before the Senate voted on the bill.


The legislation is Senate Bill 170.

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