Urban Institute

November 19, 2014

Mitigating the cost of aging prisoners through alternatives to incarceration

Aging prisoners are a growing number within the total inmate population. Their health care typically costs more and they require more time and attention from correctional officers who already have a full roster of inmates to monitor. This reality has led many advocates to argue for the implementation of alternative […]
October 28, 2014

Urban Institute recommends methods to improve recidivism as a performance measure

Gathering useful recidivism data is a key step in creating smart policies that work to reduce recidivism throughout the United States, but according to the Urban Institute states need guidance on how to gather such data so it can be used as a meaningful performance measure. As a result, the […]