Remember Boot Camps? Here’s Why They Failed

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http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/pubs-sum/197018.htm In response to rising crime rates, many states and localities created military-style boot camps as an alternative sanction that might reduce recidivism, prison populations, and operating costs. A new analysis by the U.S. Justice Department finds that the camps "have had difficulty meeting these objectives. Boot camps proliferated in the late 1980s and early 1990s. By 1995, states operated 75 boot camps for state and local agencies operated 30 juvenile boot camps, and larger . . .

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