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“As the size and cost of jails and prisons have grown, so too has the awareness that public investment in incarceration has not yielded the expecte
“Since 2000, at least 29 states have taken steps to roll back mandatory sentences, with 32 bills passed in just the last five years.
"Local jails, which exist in nearly every town and city in America, are built to hold people deemed too dangerous to release pending trial or at hi
"Jails are far more expensive than previously understood, as significant jail expenditures-such as employee salaries and benefits, health care and