Major­i­ty Of Ken­tucky Inmates Released By Governor’s COVID Com­mu­ta­tions Com­mit­ted Felonies

Majority Of Kentucky Inmates Released By Governor’s COVID Commutations Committed Felonies

Near­ly 70% of all inmates released by Ken­tucky Gov­er­nor Andy Beshear (D) through com­mu­ta­tions dur­ing the coro­n­avirus pan­dem­ic went on to re-offend, with some com­mit­ting vio­lent felonies like assault and homi­cide, accord­ing to a report ordered by Kentucky’s state leg­is­la­ture.
The report, pro­duced by Kentucky’s Depart­ment of Infor­ma­tion and Tech­nol­o­gy Ser­vices, found that of the 1,702 indi­vid­u­als whose sen­tences were com­mut­ed by Beshear in 2020, a major­i­ty of them, 882, went on to com­mit felonies. An addi­tion­al 252 com­mit­ted mis­de­meanors, leav­ing just over 500 who com­mit­ted no crimes.
Beshear com­mut­ed crim­i­nal sen­tences through two dis­tinct exec­u­tive orders, both of whi …