inmates http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Pilot Program Paroles Inmates to Nursing Homes http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-pilot-program-paroles-inmates-nursing-homes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky is looking at a plan that would parole some ill prison inmates to nursing homes as a way to defer the cost of caring for them, the Associated Press reports.</span></p><p>The General Assembly OKed the pilot program. The AP story focuses on a nursing care program at the Kentucky State Reformatory that costs the state $4.4 million annually. The state spends $132 more per ill inmate than on average inmates—and the population of older inmates in increasing, the AP added.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:46:52 +0000 Staff 9470 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Pilot Program Paroles Inmates to Nursing Homes A Kentucky State Penitentiary Inmate Starved Himself to Death http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-state-penitentiary-inmate-starved-himself-death <p>One doctor has been fired and another is being dismissed from the Kentucky State Penitentiary after an inmate went on a hunger strike and committed suicide by starving himself to death.</p><p>According to documents obtained by The Associated Press, the Department of Corrections terminated physician Steve Hiland and will soon cut loose psychologist Jean Hinkebein. The firings stem from the Jan. 13 death of 57-year-old James Kenneth Embry, who was serving a nine-year sentence for drug offenses.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:50:52 +0000 Brett Barrouquere | Associated Press 9182 at http://wfpl.org A Kentucky State Penitentiary Inmate Starved Himself to Death Now You Can Look Up Louisville Metro Corrections Inmates Online http://wfpl.org/post/now-you-can-look-louisville-metro-corrections-inmates-online <p>Louisville Metro Corrections has launched a new feature that allows people to look up information about inmates on the Internet.</p><p>The XJail system was officially unveiled last week. Users can search for jail inmates by name, alphabetically or by entry or release date.</p><p>The system gives information about when the inmate was booked, when they may be released and their charges. It also includes a mugshot.</p><p>Jail officials say they implemented X-Jail because they were getting hundreds of phone calls each day from people seeking information about each inmate.</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 11:02:41 +0000 Joseph Lord 6749 at http://wfpl.org Now You Can Look Up Louisville Metro Corrections Inmates Online 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?