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Cost-cutting inmate release program doesn't stop "revolving door"

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.

Filed under: Kentucky | Economy


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