Prison Costs, Population Rise

Frankfort, KY – A new report says that Kentucky's prison population and costs have risen sharply in the past decade. The report from the legislature's Program Review and Investigations Committee says the state's prison population has increased by around six thousand in the last decade and costs have gone up 157 million dollars. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that despite the increases, Kentucky's spending for prisons is on par with states that have similar prison populations.