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We Must Significantly Reduce the Jail Population to Protect Kentuckians from COVID-19

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread throughout Kentucky, we urge you to heed the advice of Chief Justice Minton and “safely release as many defendants as we can as quickly as we can” from Kentucky jails. “We know what a potential disaster this could be and it’s our responsibility to work with jailers and other county officials” to achieve that necessary goal. An outbreak of COVID-19 in the jail would be swift and deadly, and now is the time for decisive preventative measures.

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​​​​​​​​​Kentucky’s statewide public defense program has 344 full-time attorneys and 155 private attorneys on contract doing conflict representation. Together, they represented 163,152 clients in Fiscal Year 2017. Our attorneys do not do this alone. They are assisted by our dedicated Alternative Sentencing Workers, Investigators, Mitigation Specialists and Office Support Professionals who serve our clients every day. We are also grateful to the public, legislators, media, judges, prosecutors and criminal justice professionals with whom we work as we strive to protect the individual liberties of our clients and as we work for solutions that serve our clients and the public. Thank you for your continued support and confidence.​​

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