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States Target Prison System to Cut Costs

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States Target Prison System to Cut Costs

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States Target Prison System to Cut Costs

States Target Prison System to Cut Costs

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Budget woes are beginning to affect how states handle prison systems. Many are considering early release and new sentencing laws as a way to reduce prison populations. NPR's Jacki Lyden reports.