District 8 State Representative John Tilley will be featured in a documentary that will be airing later this year.
Representative Tilley was interviewed in his Capitol office for a documentary to be featured on PBS’s show Frontline.
Representative Tilley was interviewed because of his leading role in reversing the state’s once expanding prison populations.
Since Representative Tilley first introduced House Bill 4-63 which was approved by the General Assembly in 2011, prison numbers have declined compared to previous years and drug treatment options for inmates have soared.
The bill modernized the state’s drug laws by reducing the time for low-risk, non-violent offenders, who are found with small amounts of illegal drugs.
Officials predict the state will save over $400 million by 2021.
Kentucky was once considered to have one the nation’s fastest growing prison populations.