Kentucky prison population projected to grow by 4,400 in the next decade at a cost of more than $600M

Kentucky prison population projected to grow by 4,400 in the next decade at a cost of more than $600M

11/29/2017 Press Release from the Commonwealth of Kentucky Justice & Public Safety Cabinet The CJPAC Justice Reinvestment Work Group is projecting that, without significant legislative solutions, Kentucky’s inmate population will increase by 19 percent over the next ten years, overwhelming jails and prisons and burdening taxpayers with nearly $600 million in additional costs. Kentucky Justice […]

Expungement Information Session

Expungement Information Session

Learn if you are eligible for expungement and how to clear your record! Talk to an attorney about getting free legal services if you qualify. Will be held in the ballroom of Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) (300 North Main Street, Versailles KY 40383). Where Kentucky Community and Technical College System Address 300 […]

Senate Bill 120 Passage

Senate Bill 120 Passage

Kentucky Smart on Crime is proud to announce that Senate Bill 120 has been passed! This bill will help work towards public safety improvements that seek to put people who have been convicted of crimes back to work so they don’t return to crime and prison. SB 120 is a good first step toward a […]

Russell M. Coleman

Russell M. Coleman

Russell M. Coleman is a consultant on law enforcement matters for the US Justice Action Network, a spokesperson for the Kentucky Smart on Crime Coalition, and a Member of Governor Bevin’s Criminal Justice Policy Assessment Council. He practices law in the areas of government relations, internal investigations and white collar criminal defense. He has worked […]

Gov. Bevin Announces Formation of Criminal Justice Policy Assessment Council

Gov. Bevin Announces Formation of Criminal Justice Policy Assessment Council

Statement from Smart on Crime Spokesman Russell Coleman on the formation of Kentucky’s Criminal Justice Policy Assessment Council “Governor Matt Bevin announced the formation of the Criminal Justice Policy Assessment Council (CJPAC), which seeks to research and assess proven, innovative criminal justice reforms for implementation in Kentucky. Kentucky Smart on Crime applauds the Governor’s bold […]

Expungement Resources

Expungement Resources

We are getting a lot of questions about expungement legislation that was recently signed into law. It’s exciting to see so many people that are ready to take advantage of this second chance opportunity‬! Our friends at Clean Slate Kentucky are criscrossing the state with a series of workshops to explain the new legislation and […]