Friday, December 25, 2009
The Fruit of Humonetarianism: An Expected Decline in Incarceration
As reported recently on the Chron, tight state budgets are expected to lead to a reversal of the incarceration trend nationwide:
The United States may soon see its prison population drop for the first time in almost four decades, a milestone in a nation that locks up more people than any other. The inmate population has risen steadily since the early 1970s as states adopted get-tough policies that sent more people to prison and kept them there longer. But tight budgets now have states rethinking these policies and the costs that come with them.Happy Holidays to our readers, and a Happy New Year.