Code Revision

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Justice Cabinet recommendations for possible revisions to the state's Penal Code are due on Governor Beshear's desk by December 1st. Justice Secretary Michael Brown says he will meet the deadline.

"I think when there are opportunities to make some substantive modifications, even if it's not total, then we are remiss if we don't go ahead and get those to people in some format that we can at least show the public that we're addressing the issues." Brown made his comments to a legislative panel also looking at revising the state's Penal Code, which hasn't been overhauled in 34 years. The legislative panel, which also has a December deadline, is seeking an extension so it may continue its review. Code revisions are under consideration because of state's burgeoning and increasingly expensive prison population.