Report | Corrections spending | Sentencing | Sentencing credits | July 2009

By the National Conference of State Legislatures

Under historic budget cuts, state legislatures are looking for ways to trim corrections costs while maintaining public safety. One option is to stabilize or reduce expensive prison populations by accelerating release of lower-risk inmates who complete education, vocational training, treatment and work programs or participate in other productive activities.

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