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Officials To Give Update On Ky.’s Criminal Justice System, Policy For Re-Entry

Posted: 5:09 AM, Mar 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-05 08:05:15-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– Governor Matt Bevin and a team of experts will meet at the state Capitol on Tuesday to give an update on Kentucky’s criminal justice system.

The governor is partnering with a group called “Safe Streets and Second Chances” in hope of forming an improved public policy for re-entry.

This initiative was launched last year in Kentucky and also in three other states.

The national goal of the project is to help the nearly 700,000 people who are released from prison each year re-integrate into their communities successfully.

This would ideally keep them out of the prison system, one that many say is costing states and ultimately the country far too much.

“Safe Streets and Second Chances” claims to be the first of its kind that tests new and innovative approaches to re-entry.

The conversation is expected to happen at 9 a.m. in the Capitol rotunda.