Local News
6:35 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Kentucky Improves Website to Look Up Prison Inmates


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.

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). 

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Local News
8:51 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Kentucky Won't Use Private Prisons for the First Time in Nearly 30 Years


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.

J. Michael Brown, the state's justice and public safety secretary, announced on Tuesday the decision to leave behind the Marion Adjustment Center.

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.

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4:00 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Should the Census Count Inmates Where They Live or Where They're Imprisoned?

A Kentucky state representative wants to change how prisoners are allocated when it comes to Census data.  Should the Census Count Inmates Where They Live or Where They're Imprisoned?

State Rep. Darryl Owens, D-Louisville, doesn’t want prisoners counted as residents of the counties where they are imprisoned.

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.

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