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Pew Releases "One in 31: The Long Reach of American Corrections"
Thinking About Corrections


The Pew Center on the States released a report that examines the growth of the corrections population in the United States and analyzes the costs of current sentencing and corrections practices.  The report, One in 31: The Long Reach of American Corrections, provides state comparisons of corrections spending and correctional populations. (One of every 31 adults in the U.S. is under correctional supervision.)  Profiles of several states are included that highlight factors driving costs, as well as steps taken to contain expenditures without increasing public risk.  Research-based recommendations are also provided to expand community corrections to reduce crime and save money.

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