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    Lowering Prison Costs, Decreasing Some Recidivism

    The Washington State Institute for Public Policy has released an interesting new report examining the impact of Washington State's 2003 law that increased earned release time for some offenders. Increasing Earned Release From Prison: Impacts of 2003 Law on Recidivism and Criminal Justice Costs finds "that the law has been effective: criminal recidivism has not increased and taxpayer costs are lower." The report further estimates a decrease in recidivism for non-violent crimes. Calculating...
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