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Ky. corrections department announces steps to ensure DNA samples are taken from felons
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 11:39 AM EST
Kentucky corrections officials are taking steps to ensure DNA samples are taken from every felon in the state, following new revelations that the failure to collect the samples was more widespread than initially thought.
Corrections officials announced plans meant to guarantee DNA samples are collected from every felon, as required by law.
Those steps include a multi-level review to ensure a sample has been taken from every offender prior to release from custody or supervision. Also, every probation and parole supervisor receives a daily list with names of offenders who haven't given samples.
The department says it has collected more than 5,000 missing samples.