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Illinois Prison Overcrowding and Costs Prompt New, “Smart” Approaches to Offenders

Jun 10, 2015, Esther Franco-Payne, Reboot Illinois

Thanks to concerns about the expense of prison overcrowding in Illinois but also due to increased understanding of effective approaches to reduce recidivism and to keep juveniles away from prison, Illinois state government has been on a decade-long run of enacting “smart on crime” legislation.

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