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Letcher County District Judge Mullins believes in addiction recovery; Allison Rose is one success

By Joshua Ball Shaping Our Appalachian Region Allison Rose sits in a chair in the Letcher County District Courtroom looking at camera and ready to tell her story. 
Just behind her is the bench of Letcher County District Judge Kevin Mullins. Flanked with the seal of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Rose stood at that same bench nearly one year ago addicted and pregnant. Facing charges for paraphernalia...

Pregnant and fighting drugs, addiction, she found redemption and new life starting with a judge’s gavel

By Carolina Weatherford Kentucky Today WHITESBURG, Ky. (KT) – The sound of a gavel banging, and the dramatic clang of cell doors aren’t typically associated with hope. 
In this case, the judicial system saved Allison Rose’s life. 
On June 28, Allison found herself facing charges for paraphernalia and complicity to traffic methamphetamine in Letcher County. This was not her first drug-related...