Continued Reduction in State Corrections Budgets, Study Finds


Collectively officials in 44 states are planning to spend less on corrections systems even as they initiate changes aimed at shoring up public safety, a new report by the Vera Institute of Justice found. The study, The Continuing Fiscal Crisis in Corrections: Setting a New Course , based on a two-part investigation found that states have been pursuing legislative initiatives that include investments in evidence-based innovations for reducing the incarcerated population, such as reducing prison terms for nonviolent offenders, relaxing mandatory-minimum sentences, and creating drug courts and other problem-solving courts.

Read the Report here.

Access an Interactive Map here.

Use the Crime Report for more information on corrections.

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