The Extravagance of Imprisonment Revisited
| Cataloged on:
Feb. 01, 2010
ANNOTATION: Cost savings associated with utilizing alternatives to incarceration for nonserious offenders are described. Sections following an executive summary are: introduction—incarceration trends, public support for alternatives, and a different approach; method; the alternatives—electronic monitoring, reporting programs (day reporting centers and work release programs, and drug treatment; estimated savings, prisons and jails, 2008—national, California, Florida, New York, and Texas; and summary. Nationwide, $9.7 billion could be saved using alternatives to incarceration.