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Suit says inmates being held too long for parole violations

Attorneys for the state Department of Public Advocacy asked a judge for an injunction against the Kentucky Parole Board.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A lawsuit filed by public defenders in Kentucky says people are being left in jail longer than they're supposed to for technical parole violations during the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that attorneys for the state Department of Public Advocacy asked a judge for an injunction against the Kentucky Parole Board. 

DPA attorney Tim Arnold says state law requires the Parole Board to hold a hearing within 30 days of a person being incarcerated for an alleged parole violation. That's to decide if there’s enough evidence to revoke parole or whether release back into community supervision is justified.

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