Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law

OSJCL Amici Board of Advisors

OSJCL Amici: Views from the Field

Budget woes prompt states to rethink prison policy

Governors, legislators and prison officials across the nation are making or considering policy changes that will likely remove tens of thousands of offenders from prisons and parole supervision. The pending and proposed initiatives could put into place cost-saving reforms that have struggled to win political support in the tough-on-crime climate of recent decades. Many states are seeking to send fewer offenders back to prison for technical violations of parole conditions.



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