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October 26, 2023
70 Percent Of Kentucky Inmates Released By Democrat Governor’s COVID Commutations Committed More Crimes
Criminals commit crimes, who would have guessed? Well, definitely not a Democrat of course.
Not too long ago, the United States decided to take advice from the Chinese government and lock its law-abiding citizens down for the sniffles. Subsequently, they decided to release the convicted criminals from prisons.
You know, because it just makes sense to lock up law-abiding citizens and give freedom to criminals.
Well, it turns out there was a reason these people were in jail. But don’t let progressive priorities get in the way of that.
Nearly 70 percent of all inmates released by Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear through commutations during COVID went on to commit more crimes, with some committing violent felonies like homicide and assault, according to a report produced by Kentucky’s Department of Information and Technology Services.
Beshear commuted criminal sentences through two distinct executive orders, both of which were examined. The reoffending rate was nearly identical
The report, which was ordered by the state legislature, found that of the 1,702 criminals whose sentences were commuted by Beshear in 2020, 882, went on to commit felonies, and an additional 252 committed misdemeanors. Only about 500 committed no crimes.
Well, at least no crimes as of the report.
Of those who committed a crime, 50% committed felonies within less than a year of their release.
The report also showed that crime spiked in 2021 following the governor's commutation order.
“I believe the last round of commutations was fairly successful at getting people back in society and making sure they are healthy, and we are looking for the same here,” Beshear said after releasing a second round of inmates in August 2020, according to ABC13 WBKO. “I wish each of those individuals a better life moving forward, one that is constructive, one that they can find purpose in, whether that be faith, family or a good job. Let’s help make sure we can work with these individuals and give second chances.”
A 2021 report previously raised concerns about this decision after it found that 553 of the 1,704 criminals released by Beshear were later charged with felonies.
“When COVID hit, and we saw how it moved through prisons, we made what I believe were reasonable decisions,” the governor stated in Oct. 2021 as he doubled down on his decision.
These are just the criminals that got caught, assuming they were convicted.
But really, who would have guessed that felons would commit more felonies if they were released early?
Well, it turns out that had he done just a tiny bit of thinking, he would have been able to predict that.
According to a 2018 Bureau of Justice report, an estimated 68% of released prisoners were arrested within three years, 79% within six years, and 83% within nine years. Eighty-two percent of prisoners arrested during the nine-year period were arrested within the first 3 years.
Yes, we had a report that predicted this report. So how could he have thought that was a "reasonable decision?"
Hopefully, this man won't fly too much further as we can only hope that the Republicans in office help clip his wings when he gets out of hand again.