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Almost half of KY prisoners are incarcerated for violating parole or probation

Jennifer Burnett
11/1/2019

10,876 people are incarcerated in the Commonwealth due to supervision violations.

New research from the Council of State Governments Justice Center found that nationally, 280,000 people in prison—nearly 1 in 4—are incarcerated as a result of a supervision violation. Supervision violations include incarceration as a result of a violation of probation or parole.

This costs states more than $9.3 billion annually.

In Kentucky, 45 percent of the prison population are incarcerated due to supervision violations10,876 peopleat an annual cost to the state of $157 million. Kentucky has the seventh highest percentage of prisoners incarcerated due to supervision violations among all states.

Check out the full study - Confined and Costly: How Supervision Violations Are Filling Prisons and Burdening Budgets.

 

 

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