939 Kentucky inmates released early in transition program
Kentucky released 939 inmates about six months early on Tuesday as part of a new program aimed at easing their transition back into the community, reducing recidivism and helping trim its corrections budget by about $40 million this year.
Lisa Lamb, a spokeswoman for the Department of Corrections, said it had heard of no problems by Tuesday afternoon, after most of the inmates had been released from institutions across the state.
There were only four defendants released from Metro Corrections in Jefferson County, all of whom were probation and parole violators.
About 200 of the released inmates had been on home incarceration, Lamb said.
About 250 listed Jefferson as their “county of planned residence,” the most of any county, according to corrections records. Kenton County was second with 33 inmates planning to live there.