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Task force looks at reforming jails and prisons in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A new task force is looking for ways to improve Kentucky's jail and prison system as the state grapples with soaring corrections costs.

The Jail and Corrections Reform Task Force held its second meeting Friday in Frankfort.

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"I'm glad to see that the task force was created," said Sen. Whitney Westerfield, R-Hopkinsville, a co-chair of the group. "There are a number of areas where we can explore and consider some opportunities for reform."

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