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State prisons are at capacity, county jails are overcrowded and the state is recommending transferring about 1,600 inmates to private prisons that have been shuttered for the past several years.

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Kentucky State Representative  Darryl Owens wants to change how prisoners are counted in census data.

Currently, inmates are counted as residents of the county they're imprisoned in. But Owens wants inmates to be listed as residents at their last home address.