INMATE BULGE BUSTS BUDGETS; TIMES: REDUCE PRISON POPULATION

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http://www.stateline.org/story.do?storyId=318448 http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/01/opinion/01FRI1.html The 2002 U.S. prison population increase of 2.6 percent, to 2.17 million, came at a challenging time for states mired in a deep fiscal crisis, according to a roundup report at Stateline.org. According to The Sentencing Project, a non-profit research and advocacy organization, states spend about $40 billion annually on prisons. About 55
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