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Prison Costs

Should We Discharge Terminally Ill Inmates?

Paul Heroux | Posted 10.25.2015 | Crime
Paul Heroux

Some people may quickly say that inmates are in prison for punishment and therefore they should not get healthcare paid for by taxpayers. That thinking is not consistent with our American values.

Grover Norquist: Republicans and Democrats Agree We Need to Fix the Prison Problem

Grover Norquist | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Grover Norquist

Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, find some agreement that a problem exists when there are 4,000 federal laws that can land you in prison and more than two million Americans are in prison or jail.

Ridiculous Prison Phone Call Costs To Be Reduced

Reuters | Posted 10.09.2013 | Business

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted on Friday to reduce prison telephone ra...

Saki Knafo

DOJ: We're Paying So Much For Prisons That We Can't Afford Prosecutors | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There will be fewer federal prosecutors and FBI agents available to bring charges and investigate federal crimes, and less money to supp...

Experts: When A Relative Goes To Jail, The Whole Family Serves Time

Posted 02.11.2013 | Impact

By Andrea Strong, TakePart Anyone familiar with the U.S. criminal justice system has likely heard the expression, “When a person gets sentenced t...

Paying the Piper

Michael Jinkins | Posted 07.24.2012 | College
Michael Jinkins

The spiraling costs of incarceration ironically are eating into the potential funding for the best viable option to solve the problem -- education.