‘Justice Reinvestment’ — Progress and Barriers

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For many years, criminal justice reformers have focused on a strategy known as "justice reinvestment"--essentially, reducing the prison and jail population and using the savings to build up social services and other rehabilitation opportunities for offenders. More than half of the states have adopted some form of the concept, and the details of how they have put it into practice have differed from place to place.

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