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Cutting Corrections Costs - Earned Time Policies for State Prisoners

Nov 20, 2012 | by Nation Inside Team

This project is designed to help states tap the best research and information available to put a fiscal lens to sentencing and corrections policy options and reforms.

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As we look towards transforming the Virginia justice system we know from our trips to Richmond that legislators are concerned with the bottom line.  This report puts a fiscal lens to sentencing, something VA should do in regards to the “no parole” and other wasteful state policies.

This report is prepared under a partnership project of NCSL’s Criminal Justice Program in Denver, Colorado and the Public Safety Performance Project of the Pew Center on the States, based in Washington, D.C.

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