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Kentucky Flood Recovery And Exploring Bail On This West Virginia Morning

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On this West Virginia Morning, West Virginia University journalism graduate student Patrick Orsagos wanted to know how a new law, aimed to reduce overcrowded regional jails by encouraging judges to release people on personal recognizance bonds, would work. We kickoff a new series, “$50,000 to Freedom: Exploring Bail in West Virginia.”

Also, in this show, it’s been almost five months since floods devastated multiple counties in eastern Kentucky. Federal Emergency Management Agency deadlines have been extended twice, but affected communities are still struggling to get help. Reporter Katie Myers from WMMT visited one of the hardest-hit areas, the town of Jackson in Breathitt County.

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