DNA http://wkms.org en Kentucky Corrections Department Addresses DNA Collection Problems http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-corrections-department-addresses-dna-collection-problems <p></p><p>The Kentucky Department of Corrections has outlined a plan to remedy a faulty DNA collection system for convicted felons&nbsp;months after the Office of the Inspector General reported that more than 16,000 DNA samples were missing.</p><p>In 2009, the state legislature passed a bill requiring the collection of DNA samples from convicted felons. So the Department of Corrections delegated that responsibility to its probation and parole officers. But this summer, the inspector general's &nbsp;investigation found that that this wasn’t happening. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:21:13 +0000 Jonathan Meador 37294 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Corrections Department Addresses DNA Collection Problems Kentucky House Passes Bill to Take DNA After Felony Arrest http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-house-passes-bill-take-dna-after-felony-arrest <p><br></p><p></p><p>The House has passed a bill that would require police to take DNA samples from people they arrest on felony charges. The vote was 68 to 27 Thursday. The bill will proceed to the Senate for consideration.</p><p>If the measure becomes law, Kentucky would join the federal government and 25 states that take DNA samples from felony arrestees. The U.S. Supreme Court this year will consider the constitutionality of the testing based on a Maryland case. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:10:20 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 28410 at http://wkms.org Kentucky House Passes Bill to Take DNA After Felony Arrest House Panel Moves Bill to Take DNA After Arrest http://wkms.org/post/house-panel-moves-bill-take-dna-after-arrest <p></p><p>The House Judiciary Committee has passed a bill that will require police to take DNA samples when they arrest people on felony charges. If the measure is approved by the full Legislature, Kentucky would join 25 other states that take DNA samples from felony arrestees.</p><p>The vote was unanimous and will proceed to the full House for consideration. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 28059 at http://wkms.org House Panel Moves Bill to Take DNA After Arrest