Thursday, January 17, 2008

When Your Prison Population Goes Up 74%

in 7 years, here’s what you do, at least if you’re VT. Close a prison down, go to more alternative sentencing, hope for the best. And here’s the quote that explains everything:

"This is a new option for the state," said Senate President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin, D-Windham. "If we continue to do what we do now, we'll be eaten as a state by this unsustainable growth."