On Tuesday, 1,000 nonviolent felons walked out of Kentucky state prisons. The dramatic action is a result of legislation the state passed last year in response to an epidemic common in many states, including Missouri. Over the past couple of decades, as legislatures and prosecutors have gotten tough on crime, specifically drug offenses, prisons have filled up, and corrections budgets have become bloated, with little to show for it.
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