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Ky. making sure DNA samples are taken from every felon

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky is making sure DNA samples are taken from every felon in the state.

It comes after a review found samples weren't taken from about 16,000 offenders -- that's more than twice the number of missing samples disclosed in July.

Corrections officials are required by law to take DNA.

Actions being taken include a multi-level review to ensure a sample has been taken from every offender prior to release from custody or supervision. Also, every probation and parole supervisor receives a daily list with names of offenders who haven't given samples.

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