Sen. Whitney Westerfield spoke with cn|2 on the effects of the 2011 prison reform bill. Watch his comments below:

Corrections officials testified that preliminary numbers showed the cost of Kentucky’s prison system did drop slightly. But the new Senate Judiciary Chairman Whitney Westerfield, R-Hopkinsville, said he believes more time is needed to fully weigh how effective the law is.

“I’d like to see more of a, more of a reliable pattern in the data that we got showing that 463 was doing what it was intended to do,” said Westerfield, a former assistant prosecutor.

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