03 April 2008

States Facing Budget Trouble Consider Releasing Inmates Early to Save Millions

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Lawmakers from California to Kentucky are trying to save money with a drastic and potentially dangerous budget-cutting proposal: releasing tens of thousands of convicts from prison, including drug addicts, thieves and even violent criminals.

Officials acknowledge that the idea carries risks, but they say they have no choice because of huge budget gaps brought on by the slumping economy.

Click here to read more. 2008 The Associated Press.

1 comment:

Heather Schmidt said...

The criminals look so happy!