high incarceration rates

July 16, 2014

More states showing support for alternatives to detention

A recent NPR article highlights the growing push, even amongst initially resistant states, for alternatives to detention. The piece focuses primarily on Louisiana, which has the highest incarceration rate in the country. There, a growing bipartisan group of politicians are encouraging the use of alternative to detention programs like drug […]
March 26, 2013

Corrections alternatives save money and reduce recidivism

Recently, The American Conservative published an article about the advantages of exploring alternatives to incarceration. Currently, the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the developed world, with 716 out of every 100,000 people in prison. According to the article, these high incarceration rates are expensive for taxpayers, ranging from $25,000 […]