Kentucky inmates

Government
10:09 am
Mon February 25, 2013

KY Inmates plant orchard as part of gardening program

Credit www.gardenersworld.com

The Hopkins County Jail has taken a gardening program for inmates to a new level by adding a small orchard.  Jailer Joe Blue says inmates enrolled in a Master Gardener program have planted 30 apple trees on a quarter-acre site near the jail. 

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Government
2:54 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

State-run Ky. Prisons Struggle to Fill Jobs

Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville
Wikimedia Commons

In rural counties, state-run prisons are often major employers. And, after state budget cuts and reforms in the penal code, they remain an important part of the local economy. Some 12 state operated prisons are situated in relatively small towns. There’s a maximum security prison in Eddyville and the others are either community or medium security complexes.

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Government
1:18 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Attorney: 2008 Roaring Springs Murderer Unfit For Death Sentence

Kevin Wayne Dunlap
kcadp.org

The attorney for Kevin Wayne Dunlap says her client was incompetent to plead guilty in the slayings of three children because part of his brain is missing.

Dunlap's lawyer, Kathleen Schmidt, told the Kentucky Supreme Court in a brief that Dunlap does not have a right frontal lobe,

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