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Cutting Correctly: New Prison Policies for Times of Fiscal Crisis

Corrections was one of the fastest growing line items in state budgets in the 1990’s. It cost nearly $40 billion to imprison approximately two million state and local inmates in 2000, up from $5billion in 1978. Twenty-four billion of that was spent on incarceration for non-violent offenders.  

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Keywords: Cost Savings, Criminal Justice, Fiscal Policy, Report, State & Local Policy

Posted in Fiscal Policy

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