Jared Bennett, Center for Public Integrity

Jared Bennett

Center for Public Integrity

Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Jared:

In Kentucky, rare bipartisan support for expanded voting access –

Kentucky surprised many in 2020 when, at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials reached a bipartisan compromise expanding vote by mail and early voting access in a state that historically had some of the most restrictive voting access laws in the country. Kentucky has continued to buck national trends ever since. Lawmakers in the […] → Read More

Letcher County jail evacuates after flood cuts off running water

The Kentucky Department of Corrections evacuated 117 people held at the Letcher County Jail after intense flooding. → Read More

Louisvillians Are Dying Under House Arrest

This story was produced by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit newsroom by Louisville Public Media. For more, visit KyCIR.org. Jackie Wulf says her son, Jason Wulf, used to call her pretty much every day. That is, unless he was using methamphetamine. So when Jason was held in the Louisville jail this past … Continued → Read More

Louisvillians are dying under house arrest

Forty-six people on home incarceration have died since 2017 in Louisville, including seven in 2022 alone, according to data KyCIR requested from Metro Corrections. → Read More

Louisville public defenders claim 'retaliation' against union effort

In a complaint issued on May 19, the regional director of the National Labor Relations Board based in Cincinnati accuses the office management, led by Chief Public Defender Leo Smith, of violating federal labor laws by “failing and refusing to bargain collectively and in good faith.” → Read More

Kentucky kept collecting UK medical debt after acknowledging due process violations

UK HealthCare has powerful debt collection tools at its disposal thanks to its partnership with the Department of Revenue, which can garnish wages, levy bank accounts or intercept tax returns to get at money allegedly owed to the university — all without a court order. → Read More

Louisville settles sexual harassment case with jail staffer

The city has settled with the corrections officer who filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the Louisville jail and jail staff union. → Read More

Experts: Inadequate mental health resources, policies contribute to Louisville jail suicides

Experts say jail suicides are preventable with more stringent screening and mental health care. → Read More

Survivor of the Mayfield candle factory files lawsuit – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville

An employee of the Mayfield candle factory who survived the building’s collapse during last week’s tornado has filed a lawsuit claiming the company did not adequately protect them during the storm. Eight people died when the storm hit; there were 110 people inside the building. The lawsuit was filed in Graves Circuit Court on behalf […] → Read More

Attorney claims 'smoking gun' as Mayfield factory workers consider lawsuit – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville

While the company denies wrongdoing, the attorney claims the survivors have proof the company broke the law. → Read More

Second death this week reported at Louisville jail – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville

A jail spokesperson said they are still gathering information about the deaths. → Read More

Louisville wants a vendor to provide free phone calls for incarcerated people and their loved ones – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville

Louisville is looking for a new vendor to provide phone and video call services from the city jail. Unlike its previous contract with Securus Technologies, the city wants the new vendor to make calls free for incarcerated people and their loved ones. People making calls from the Louisville jail currently pay Securus, a private company […] → Read More

Calls from Kentucky prisons become cheaper for some, more expensive for others under new rate cap – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville

Calls from Kentucky prisons became more expensive for some people recently, as the company that provides telecommunications services in those facilities adjusted prices to comply with a new federal rate cap that went into effect October 26. → Read More

At Shelby County Jail, Quarantine Means Missing Your Own Court Hearings – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville

The Shelby County Detention Center isn’t offering remote hearings, leaving people with COVID without the chance to post bail or participate in their case. → Read More

Kentucky Unemployment Office Is Waiving Overpayment Debts, But It’s Invite-Only

Many who owe money are excluded from even asking. → Read More

Kentucky Jails Made $9.6 Million Off Jail Communication In FY2020 – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville

The auditor's survey found “verbal” contracts, nonspecific “technology grants” and signing bonuses connected to telecom contracts. → Read More

The Pandemic Isolated Incarcerated People. Kentucky And Securus Cashed In – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville

The Department of Corrections made at least $3.2 million last year off incarcerated people's phone calls. Securus made millions more. → Read More

Former Head of Kentucky Unemployment Office Dead at 39

Attorney Muncie McNamara took over the unemployment office when it had been depleted and left unprepared for the crush of claims to come. → Read More

Lots Of Police And Media, But No Demonstration Yet At Kentucky Capitol

State capitals nationwide boosted security Sunday after the FBI warned of armed protests planned in all 50 states. → Read More

Ky. Still Can't Waive Unemployment Overpayment Debt

Ky. made thousands of improper payments at the start of the pandemic, including many to people who believed they were eligible for unemployment benefits. → Read More