State Department of Corrections

Local/Regional News
3:04 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Mobile App Tracks Changes To Status Of Offenders

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There's a mobile app that notifies crime victims about changes in the status of criminal offenders in Kentucky.

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Local/Regional News
1:29 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Court Turns Away Challenge To Tobacco-Free Prison

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky's prisons can remain tobacco-free because the head of the state Department of Corrections has the authority to ban cigarettes and smokeless tobacco from the facilities, the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled Friday.

A three-judge panel concluded that a 1952 law grants the Corrections Commissioner the authority to restrict an inmate's smoking privileges for disciplinary purposes. That law, along with a 1992 statute, grant the Corrections Department all the authority it needs, Judge Glenn Acree wrote.

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