Testimony Oversight of the Bureau of Prisons & Cost-Effective Strategies for Reducing Recidivism
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Testimony before the Committee on Judiciary, United States Senate
Nancy G. La Vigne
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In this testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Justice Policy Center Director Nancy La Vigne presents the findings from a new Urban Institute report in which the authors project the population and cost savings impact of a variety of strategies designed to reduce the inmate population without compromising public safety. They find that the most effective approach is a combination of strategies, including early release for current prisoners and reducing the length of stay for future offenders, particularly those convicted of drug trafficking.
Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety
Tags Corrections
Policy Centers Justice Policy Center