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Kentucky Reopening Private Prison Facility

  • November 16, 2017
  • Posted in Criminal Justice Reform

The Kentucky Department of Corrections announced November 16 the reopening of the Lee Adjustment Center, a private prison facility citing “aging facilities and a growing inmate population.” The facility will be managed by CoreCivic, formerly Corrections Corporation of America (CCA).  Kentucky stopped using private prisons earlier this decade after sex abuse and mismanagement at CCA’s […]

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Anti-LGBTQ KY Judge Mitchell Nance Resigns

  • October 26, 2017
  • Posted in Legal

Advocacy Groups Filed Ethics Complaint in May for Refusing Adoptions to Same-Sex Couples On October 25, 2017 Kentucky Family Court Judge W. Mitchell Nance notified Governor Matthew G. Bevin and the Commonwealth of Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission of his resignation. In May, Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Kentucky, Kentucky’s Fairness […]

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ACLU-KY Defends Activist’s Access to Public Records

  • October 24, 2017
  • Posted in Legal

The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky announced October 24, 2017 that it would represent community activist Michael Maharrey, who was sued by the City of Lexington after he attempted to obtain documents relating to 29 surveillance cameras owned and operated by the Lexington Police Department (“LPD”). LPD denied Maharrey’s request citing a statute that […]

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