NY Touts ‘Shock’ Incarceration as Economical, Effective

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New York’s “shock” incarceration program, which allows selected felons to serve shorter, program-intensive sentences, has saved the state more than $1 billion since its 1987 debut, prison officials reported Tuesday. More than 31,200 prisoners have completed the state’s shock program. Since the programs shave time off prison sentences, officials estimate that New York saved $878
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