prisons http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Improves Website to Look Up Prison Inmates http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-improves-website-look-prison-inmates <p>The Kentucky Department of Corrections has enhanced the website where people can look up the status of inmates in the state's prison system. It's providing a lot more details.</p><p>The old website gave basic information (which I was familiar with in my former life covering public safety)—the basics like the offense for which an inmate was serving, the length of the sentence and a photo (maybe).&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 10:35:59 +0000 Joseph Lord 5982 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Improves Website to Look Up Prison Inmates Kentucky Won't Use Private Prisons for the First Time in Nearly 30 Years http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-wont-use-private-prisons-first-time-nearly-30-years <p>For the first time in almost 30 years, Kentucky will have no inmates in private prisons after the state declined to enter into a new contract with a facility in Marion County.</p><p>J. Michael Brown, the state's justice and public safety secretary, announced on Tuesday the decision to leave behind the Marion Adjustment Center.</p><p>MAC has 794 inmates, including 232 non-secure custody inmates and 562 secure custody inmates, according to a news release. The state has 120 to move out all of them once the contract expires on Sunday.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 00:51:46 +0000 Joseph Lord 5913 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Won't Use Private Prisons for the First Time in Nearly 30 Years Should the Census Count Inmates Where They Live or Where They're Imprisoned? http://wfpl.org/post/should-census-count-inmates-where-they-live-or-where-theyre-imprisoned <p>A Kentucky state representative wants to change how prisoners are allocated when it comes to Census data. &nbsp;Should the Census Count Inmates Where They Live or Where They're Imprisoned?</p><p>State Rep. Darryl Owens, D-Louisville, doesn’t want prisoners counted as residents of the counties where they are imprisoned.</p><p>But that’s currently how state law works. So Owens is proposing to change the law to let inmates be counted as residents of their last home address.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 2245 at http://wfpl.org Should the Census Count Inmates Where They Live or Where They're Imprisoned?