States Pass ‘Get Tough’ Laws to Deal with Opioids

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin had a promise in his State of the Commonwealth speech in February: “Criminal justice reform is coming.” Last year, Bevin set up a panel to study criminal justice reform. In an op-ed for the Washington Times, Bevin touted legislation that lets some former inmates expunge their records. This year, Bevin signed a bill that — in a striking contradiction — responded to the opioid epidemic with more incarceration, Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!