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Pruning Prisons: How Cutting Corrections Can Save Money and Protect Public Safety

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In Category : Community Reinvestment, Criminal Justice Reform

As the United States grapples with harsh economic realities, states and localities continue to cut budgets, shed jobs, and trim institutions that are not cost-effective. Among the least cost-effective are prison and jail systems. Federal, state and local governments are spending a combined $68 billion dollars a year on a system that does not definitively improve public safety, but, instead, destabilizes communities, harms families, and derails the lives of individuals.


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