Longer Prison Terms Costs States Millions

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Pew Center on the States has recently published new findings about the longer amount of time inmates are serving behind bars, and the affects of the increase.

The recent report by Pew, Time Served: The High Cost, Low Return of Longer Prison Terms, addresses the increasingly high number of inmates in the country’s correctional system today and the amount of money states are spending for an inmate’s extended stay.

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