Programs Keep Inmates From Returning To Prison

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Alan Johnson, reporter, Columbus-Dispatch
Sen. Bill Seitz, Republican Ohio state senator
Michael Thompson, director, Justice Center, Council on State Governments

States pay tens of thousands of dollars a year to house each inmate. Some states are rethinking the way they spend that money. In Ohio, sentencing reform, increased support for former inmates, and rehabilitation and education programs for current prisoners have helped keep prisoners from returning.

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