Quantcast

Kentucky Officials Speed Up Release Of Paroled Prisoners - LEX18.com | Continuous News and StormTracker Weather

Kentucky Officials Speed Up Release Of Paroled Prisoners

Posted: Updated:
MGN Online MGN Online

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials say they will release 570 paroled inmates faster in an effort to ease overcrowding at state and local correction facilities.

The Department of Corrections announced the emergency regulation in a news release on Wednesday. The release said the regulation will only affect those inmates who have already been reviewed by Kentucky's independent Parole Board as part of the normal discharge process.

The release said the state inmate population has grown 6.9 percent in the past year, raising safety concerns. Several county governments are expanding their jails, which is expected to create an additional 1,706 beds over the next three years.

Madison County officials have proposed building a drug rehab center instead of a new jail. The Madison County Detention Center is designed to hold 184 people but has 400 inmates.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

WEATHER
MaxTrack Doppler
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Dancing Dad Caught On Video

    Dancing Dad Caught On Video

    Thursday, December 14 2017 7:43 PM EST2017-12-15 00:43:43 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A Lexington dad is on the verge of going viral for the adorable way he showed support at his daughter's dance recital. The dad said that being in the audience, just wasn't enough. "I got to all her recitals, all her recital practices," said Acers Gill. For him, his kids are his world, so when two-year-old Willow had a dance recital recently, not only was he there for moral support, he provided a little choreography support too. Luckily, a member...

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A Lexington dad is on the verge of going viral for the adorable way he showed support at his daughter's dance recital. The dad said that being in the audience, just wasn't enough. "I got to all her recitals, all her recital practices," said Acers Gill. For him, his kids are his world, so when two-year-old Willow had a dance recital recently, not only was he there for moral support, he provided a little choreography support too. Luckily, a member...

  • Hepatitis A Vaccine Required For Next School Year

    Hepatitis A Vaccine Required For Next School Year

    Thursday, December 14 2017 7:49 PM EST2017-12-15 00:49:11 GMT

    (LEX 18) The Hepatitis A vaccine is now required by law in Kentucky for children to attend school.  The vaccine has long been recommended for the school year, but state law in Kentucky now requires it. The legislation went into effect over the summer. Starting next school year, kids must have completed the two rounds of shots. "Hepatitis A vaccine is for children 12 months of age and older," said Registered Nurse Jill Keys. She is the Clinical Services Officer at...

    (LEX 18) The Hepatitis A vaccine is now required by law in Kentucky for children to attend school.  The vaccine has long been recommended for the school year, but state law in Kentucky now requires it. The legislation went into effect over the summer. Starting next school year, kids must have completed the two rounds of shots. "Hepatitis A vaccine is for children 12 months of age and older," said Registered Nurse Jill Keys. She is the Clinical Services Officer at...

  • Grant County Drug Roundup Nets Multiple Indictments

    Grant County Drug Roundup Nets Multiple Indictments

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 2:39 PM EST2017-12-13 19:39:05 GMT

    GRANT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -  State Police say numerous drug dealers are off the streets in Grant County. Investigators say they hope this morning's round-up helps fight the ongoing drug problem.  The arrests came after a six month undercover investigation. Ten people were arrested and officials say that all of them were drugs dealers. "The cases may have been done by confidential informants, through our street level program. None of this could have happened...

    GRANT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -  State Police say numerous drug dealers are off the streets in Grant County. Investigators say they hope this morning's round-up helps fight the ongoing drug problem.  The arrests came after a six month undercover investigation. Ten people were arrested and officials say that all of them were drugs dealers. "The cases may have been done by confidential informants, through our street level program. None of this could have happened...

Powered by Frankly

© LEX18.com 2017, LEX18.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?