After weeks of study and discussion, the CJPAC Kentucky Justice Reinvestment Work Group has released their final report. It contains 22 data-driven policy recommendations aimed at improving public safety by holding offenders accountable and reducing recidivism.
Amanda Hall, ACLU of Kentucky Smart on Crime Organizer, had this comment:
“The ACLU of Kentucky is encouraged by the collaborative effort behind the Commonwealth’s Justice Reinvestment Work Group. Their recommendations, particularly those pertaining to revising mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, minimizing barriers to successful reentry, and general alternatives to incarceration are crucial components for criminal justice reforms in the 2018 session of the Kentucky General Assembly. As Justice Secretary Tilley has warned, if Kentucky cannot pass substantive reforms next year, the Commonwealth will have to reopen more private prisons. That’s unacceptable considering the history of mistreatment and abuse in these facilities.”