Time Served: The High Cost, Low Return of Longer Prison Terms
By Gelb, Adam; King, Ryan; Rose, Felicity.
Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Center on the States. Public Safety Performance Project (Washington, DC).
The intent of these resources is to “present a state-level portrait of how time served has changed during the past 20 years, how it has impacted prison populations and costs, and how policy makers can adjust it to generate a better public safety return on taxpayer dollars” (full report p. 2).
The full report explains how increased lengths of stay have had negative effects on state prisons. Sections following an executive summary include: introduction; length of stay in states; unpacking the num... Read More