Category: KY Issues

The Woman Offender’s Pathway to the Criminal Justice System And Its Implications for Treatment

By: Joyce Carmouche, MSinEd U.S. Department of Justice (Retired) It is important to understand the woman offenders’ pathway to involvement in the  justice system. Understanding their pathway to offending behavior assists the correctional professional in providing treatment for their successful reentry to the community and for success as parents. This is how I depict the…

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The Real Problem with Black on Black Crime

By: Sunny Spears “Black on Black Crime” is an issue. Headline after headline, there are seemingly increasing tragedies of “Black on Black Crimes” in cities like Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Houston, Louisville, St. Louis, and Lexington. It is an issue recognized daily by millions of Americans every time someone reads the news. It is also recognized…

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“Chaos or Community” Recap

This past month, The People’s Campaign hosted its first ever “Chaos or Community” Conference, on Saturday, August 12th at the Lyric Theatre.   The all-day event was attended by many in the community, including local and state elected officials, civic leaders and activists, engaged members of the community, along with representatives from various social justice-oriented organizations,…

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The Dismantling of Hate Crime Legislation

  By: Sunny Spears People all over the United States have protested, written letters, and hosted town halls with their legislators in demand for the broad values of equality, justice and more specifically, to bring an end to the innocent being killed by police.  Unfortunately, Kentucky legislators responded to these protests with House Bill 14…

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You Should Still Care About Bevin versus Beshear

By: Junis Baldon The latest salvo in the ongoing battle between Governor Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear trickled into the General Assembly this past legislative session, and almost led to a fundamental restructuring of executive power in Kentucky.  HB 281, which started as an effort to increase public transparency and oversight over the…

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HB 151: History Repeats Itself

By: Junis L. Baldon State legislators who sought to maintain segregated schools during Louisville’s busing crisis in the 1970s may finally get their wish.  Just forty-two years too late.  In 1975, after being reversed by a federal appeals court, federal judge James Gordon entered a decree desegregating Louisville public schools.  Almost immediately, the General Assembly…

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The Republican Plan To Dismantle Healthcare As We Know It

By: Jonah Brown After years of campaigning against the Affordable Care Act, known either affectionately or condescendingly to most as ObamaCare, the Republicans are finally prepared to deliver on their promise to “repeal and replace” President Obama’s hallmark policy agenda item.   This week, Republicans are expected to finally reveal details about their new healthcare bill.  …

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