Dozens of early release inmates back in jail

Dozens of Kentucky inmates released early as part of a controversial new program are already back in jail.

This photo released Thursday, March 17, 2005, by the California Department of Corrections shows Scott Peterson during the intake process at San Quentin Prison in San Quentin, Calif. Judge Alfred A. Delucchi on Wednesday accepted the jury's recommendation that Peterson be sentenced to death, calling the killing of Laci Peterson and her fetus "cruel, uncaring, heartless and callous." (AP Photo/California Department of Correction)

Dozens of Kentucky inmates released early as part of a controversial new program are already back in jail.

The program began in January, when 1,300 inmates were released. State records show as of March 1, 160 of those inmates have already had their releases revoked, and more than 300 of them have violated terms of their release.

The program was designed to save the state money. Most of these inmates are considered non-violent offenders.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WYMT CONTACT INFO 199 Black Gold Blvd. Hazard, KY 41701 606-436-5757 - switchboard 606-439-9968 - newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 142411575 - wkyt.com/a?a=142411575
Gray Television, Inc.