LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Inmates released early under a new state law are less likely to re-offend, according to a study by the non-profit group Pew Charitable Trusts.


A new measure took effect two years ago in Kentucky, aiming to save $420 million over 10 years by decreasing the number of prisoners -- in part by releasing some early, under supervision.


The group tracked some of the first prisoners released, and found they were 30 percent less likely to commit new crimes, compared to inmates released in previous years who weren't supervised.


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