Connecticut Punishment Plan Favors Local Options

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http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/04/nyregion/04PRIS.html Connecticut is creating community corrections programs aimed at reducing prison overcrowding and the ballooning costs associated with it, the New York Times says. The state is trying to help break a cycle that sends 40 percent of the nation's felons back to prison within three years. New programs costing $7.5 million over two years would be based in low-income neighborhoods in places like Hartford, New Haven and Bridgeport where, as many as one . . .

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