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State Responses to Mass Incarceration

Nadine Frederique, Social Science Analyst, National Institute of Justice; Jake Horowitz, Manager of the Public Safety Performance Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts; Marc Levin, Director of the Center for Effective Justice, Texas Public Policy Foundation; Ed Rhine, Deputy Director, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Researchers have devoted considerable attention to mass incarceration, specifically its magnitude, costs, and collateral consequences. In the face of economic constraints, strategies to reduce correctional populations while maintaining public safety are becoming a fiscal necessity. This panel will present strategies that states have undertaken to reduce incarceration rates while balancing taxpayer costs with ensuring public safety.

Date Published: June 1, 2011