By Roger Alford
FRANKFORT - Jails are full. Prisons are overcrowded. And police continue to deliver a seemingly endless supply of drug offenders to lockups across the state.
Gov. Ernie Fletcher's administration wants to boost spending by more than $50 million over the next two years to pay for more law enforcement and more public defenders, expand drug treatment options, and pay for more jail space.
The proposed funding, announced in Fletcher's budget address Tuesday, came as welcome news on the front line of the state's war on drugs.