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Thefts from cars up after inmates released early

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Some people believe a program that lets inmates out of prison early is a factor in the recent spike in Louisville car thefts.

Car thefts have shot up 32 percent in the city's NuLu district, waterfront and west end. Officials say nearly 300 cars have been broken into in those areas so far this year.

Police say car break-in reports are down in every other district.

Police say a new corrections reform bill designed to save the Commonwealth millions of dollars makes it tough for them to put a dent in the problem.

The bill grants early parole to felons on the verge of being released from prison.

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