FRANKFORT - The General Assembly wrapped up an especially busy week on Friday, putting the final touches on a number of prominent bills.
None were more far-reaching than the one that Gov. Beshear signed on Thursday. It’s a sensible first step toward trying to slow the growth of a prison population that is nearly 50 percent larger than it was a decade ago.
We now spend well over $400 million a year to house about 21,000 prisoners, and that is taking money from other programs like education.