“Irrational” Penalties Pack Ky. Prisons: Study

Kentucky’s prison population has exploded by 600 percent since 1970 and will keep growing because of “irrational” penalties enacted by lawmakers, a study by a respected law professor says. The study by University of Kentucky law professor Robert Lawson, who wrote Kentucky’s penal code, says the burden on taxpayers has increased exponentially. The state’s budget
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