States Cutting Criminal Sentences To Save Money

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http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2003-08-10-crime-usat_x.htm Some states are granting early release to non-violent prisoners, cutting sentences, sending drug offenders to treatment centers and revising tough-on-crime laws, USA Today reports. State lawmakers haven't gone soft on crime, rather are running short of cash to pay for some anti-crime and anti-drug laws approved in the 1980s and 1990s. "It's not like the liberals are taking over," says Michael Lawlor, a Democrat and . . .

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