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Another Ad Attacking Beshear’s Pandemic Commutations in Kentucky Distorts Facts

Posted on AllSides September 18th, 2023
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In its latest TV ad attacking Democratic Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, the conservative super PAC School Freedom Fund falsely claims that Beshear’s decision to release some prisoners early during the COVID-19 pandemic allowed a man convicted of sodomizing a child to “roam free.”

Although the TV ad, which began airing on Sept. 12, claims Beshear “released” James Hamlin “back into the community within a year,” Hamlin was never released, and he is currently serving a 25-year sentence in prison.

“James Hamlin sodomized a young child, only 6 years old,” the narrator in...

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