Friday, January 2, 2015

January 2015 edition of the Advocate is now online

  • KY Penal Code emphasis of probation and alternatives to incarceration
  • The 40 year reality of Kentucky incarceration and its costs
  • Broadening national bipartisan conversation on our responsibility to reduce incarceration
  • Penalties lowered by voters: California Proposition 47 passes 59% - 41%
  • Commonsense opportunities to reduce waste in the KY criminal justice system in 2015
  • The KY Chamber of Commerce calls for continued cost-reducing correctional reforms
  • Bluegrass Institute calls for reducing incarceration costs
  • Allow felony expungement - bipartisan and straightforward
  • Amend minor misdemeanors to violations
  • Reduce low level felonies to gross misdemeanors

Reading The Advocate is now more convenient than ever! In addition to our published version, the DPA is now offering a regularly-updated digital version. The Advocate Online is a vital source of information for:
  • Legislative news and updates
  • Summaries of Kentucky Supreme Court and Court of Appeals criminal opinions
  • And much more!