Bevin creates criminal justice reform panel

by , @TomLoftus_CJ –

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(Photo: By Michael Clevenger, The C-J)

Gov. Matt Bevin announced the creation of a Criminal Justice Policy Assessment Council at a noon press conference Tuesday.

From @TomLoftus_CJ on Twitter:

12:11pm – 21 Jun 2016 Bevin announces creation of a Criminal Justice Policy Assessment Council.

12:15pm – 21 Jun 2016 Gov’s new commission is a large and bipartisan panel that he expects will “lead the way” in criminal justice reform.

12:17pm – 21 Jun 2016 Justice Secretary Tilley says despite many good recent laws, crim justice system is “badly broken”

12:35pm – 21 Jun 2016 Gov says he’ll not support anything that would diminish public safety. By he says Ky can be “smarter and better” at how it applies justice.

12:21pm – 21 Jun 2016 Governor says new commission will study nagging problems like rising numbers for prison population, drug abuse, repeat offenses, etc

12:10pm – 21 Jun 2016 Justice Secretary Tilley and Gov Bevin about to talk criminal justice reform.

12:27pm – 21 Jun 2016 West Powell, former inmate, talks about his own recovery, but how changes are needed in prison system.