Kelly wants to review sentencing guidelines

State News

January 24, 2019 - 10:10 AM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said she wants a review of state sentencing guidelines to reduce overcrowding in prisons, a move that could find bipartisan support in the Republican-controlled Legislature.

The Democratic governor said in an interview Tuesday with The Topeka Capital-Journal’s editorial board that she would like to see more people receiving treatment rather than spending time in a cell.

Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning, R-Overland Park, said he believes finding ways to reduce the prison population “would get a lot of attention.”

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