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Resource ID: #21343
Subject: Courts
Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.)
Date: Oct. 12-14 and Oct. 19



This four part series deals with the delays of the criminal justice system in some Kentucky counties. Reporters found more than 650 cases in Franklin county alone that had to be dismissed because of lack of prosecution. The problem, according to the story, was a continual backlogging of cases, as well as a general mismanagement of the system as a whole. In a few cases, prosecutors and judges debated as to whose responsibility it was to track the number of pending cases.

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