Cutting Corrections Costs: Earned Time Policies for State Prisoners
By Lawrence, Alison.
National Conference of State Legislatures. Criminal Justice Program (Denver, CO); Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Center on the States. Public Safety Performance Project (Washington, DC).
The use of "earned time" to "reduce the costs of incarceration and help offenders succeed when they return to the community" is examined (p. 1) Topics discussed include: types of earned time -- most common are education participation and work; quantities of work time; public safety and cost savings; recent expansion of earned time policies; expanding earned time pays off in Washington; reducing recidivism in Kansas; and incentive credits in Pennsylvania.... Read More