Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tom Handy and Guthrie True on the need for penal code reform in Kentucky

Kentucky needs to control rising cost of corrections - Lexington  Herald-Leader

The article concludes with: 

And so you find a prosecutor and defense attorney coming together — with legislators, state and local officials and the chief justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court — in an effort to chart a course that will make a positive difference. The task force plans to issue its recommendations to the state legislature in January and the focus will be clear: getting Kentuckians a better return on their public safety dollars through policy options that protect public safety and hold offenders accountable, while controlling corrections costs.