Category: incarceration cost

Burgum Announces Signatures on Bills to Curb Prison Population, Boost Help for Addicts

KFYR/NBC By Max Grossfeld BISMARCK, ND – Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials estimate it costs more than $70 million per year to house the about 1,800 inmates in the state’s prison system, and that doesn’t even take into account the about 1,700 more in county jails. Governor Doug Burgum, R-N.D., announced Friday that he’s …

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Conservatives Are Leading the Way as States Enact Criminal Justice Reform

Slate By Brandon L. Garrett The United States incarcerates its citizens at a higher rate than any other country in the world, but over the past few years, there’s finally been some progress. Rates of incarceration have finally begun to decline, mostly due to sweeping changes made in progressive states like California, New Jersey, and …

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