The steadily growing inmate population "is saddling cash-strapped states with soaring costs they can ill afford and failing to have a clear impact either on recidivism or overall crime," the report said. But they also want to save money, and they want to be effective."The report cited Kansas and Texas as states that have acted decisively to slow the growth of their inmate population.
He noted that the state's crime rate had increased only about 3 percent in the past 30 years, while the state's inmate population has increased by 600 percent.
The report was compiled by the Pew Center's Public Safety Performance Project, which is working with 13 states on developing programs to divert offenders from prison without jeopardizing public safety."Getting tough on criminals has gotten tough on taxpayers," said the project's director, Adam Gelb.
Putting the faerie pix on his Facebook profile was the finishing touch.
After his boss found the pictures, he responded by attaching the photo in question and blind-copied the entire office.
Posting the sane and insane news about the law and what otherwise strikes my fancy.