Dismas decides to give up UofL suites

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Dismas Charities has announced that it's giving up its leases for suites at UofL's football stadium as well as the new downtown arena according to a news release from Bob Yates at Dismas Charities.

The decision was announced Monday after a unanimous vote by the Dismas Board of Directors.

The vote was held following a meeting last week where UofL officials agreed to terminate the leases and return the money to Dismas.

Dismas is also planning to terminate its lease with the caboose at Papa John's Cardinal stadium, but that is not under the university's control.

Dismas CEO Ray Weis offered an apology to the community for any misunderstanding.

"To the community at large, we apologize and ask for understanding," Weis said. "We're sorry that our communities, supporters and employees have been affected by this matter."

Dismas is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1964. It operates 26 state and federal re-entry centers in 12 states and serves as a transition point for nearly 7,000 offenders returning to society from prison every year.

According to Yates, Dismas will have no further comment.

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