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State Budget Concerns

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State Budget Concerns

State Budget Concerns

State Budget Concerns

Only Available in Archive Formats.

As state governments face mounting budget deficits, many want to reduce the size and costs of their prison populations. Allison Keyes talks to Republican Mike Kowall, a member of the Michigan House of Representatives, and Malcolm Young, executive director of The Sentencing Project, about whether state governments are balancing their budgets at the expense of public safety.