Kentucky Justice Cabinet

Local News
3:06 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Kentucky Won't Appeal Ruling Halting Executions


Kentucky will not appeal a judge's ruling keeping a ban on executions in place with state officials opting instead to fight out a lawsuit brought by inmates challenging the way lethal injections are carried out.

Justice Cabinet spokeswoman Jennifer Brislin also told The Associated Press that there won't be an attempt to rewrite the regulations for executions to deal with concerns raised by Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd.

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Local News
1:10 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

KACO Supports Abolition of Constable Office

The Kentucky Association of Counties supports a recommendation to do away with the office of constable in Kentucky.

KACO President-elect Tommy Turner says his group agrees with a Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice report that calls the office outdated.

"Statistical analysis shows that law enforcement by constable represents only one-fourth of one percent of annual law enforcement work. We support a constitutional amendment to abolish the office,'he said.

Local News
1:14 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Proposed Execution Protocol Gets Hearing in Frankfort

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The Kentucky Justice Cabinet heard today from critics of the state’s proposed new death penalty method.

They’re asking officials to make multiple changes to how executions are carried out, now that the state is switching to a one-or-two drug lethal injection.

Public defenders, private attorneys and anti-death penalty activists said during a hearing in Frankfort that the rules Kentucky wants to put into place have multiple problems.  One would not allow condemned inmates to have access to their lawyers on the day of execution.

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