Study Finds Prison Time Costs More Than Parole

Many states are reducing prison populations to cut spending. KS has closed two detention facilities, and CA is considering the release of thousands of non-violent offenders. A recent report found it is far more costly to keep someone in prison than on probation or parole.

Guests:

Adam Gelb, director of the Public Safety Performance Project at the Pew Center on the States, and an author of the report on prison spending, "One In Thirty-One"

Peggy Burke, a principal with the Center for Effective Public Policy

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