Monday, December 10, 2007

Jails and Reentry

Real Cost of Prisons links us to an Urban Institute cost-benefit analysis showing that, for every dollar invested in non-contracted reentry programs, you get between $4.40 and $9.00 in social benefits. And the longer you run the programs, even modest ones, the greater the return. Maybe I'm crazy (!), but that sounds like a good deal to me.

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