Evidence–Based Public Policy Options to Reduce Future Prison Construction, Criminal Justice Costs and Crime Rates

Group: Washington State Institute for Public Policy

URL: http://www.wsipp.wa.gov/pub.asp?docid=06-10-1201

Description

Under current long-term forecasts, Washington State faces the need to construct several new prisons in the next two decades. Since new prisons are costly, the 2005 Washington Legislature directed the Washington State Institute for Public Policy to project whether there are “evidence-based” options that can: a) reduce the future need for prison beds, b) save money for state and local taxpayers, and c) contribute to lower crime rates. This report describes our findings and discusses how we conducted the analysis. We review evidence-based adult corrections, juvenile corrections, and prevention options and analyze the effects of alternative portfolios of these investments.

Tags

corrections, facilities, budget

Other Attributes
Sub-location
Statewide
Categories
Sectors (Govt, Non-Profit, etc)
Non-Profit
Formats
PDF
Location in resource
N/A
Internet Available?
Yes
Has population data?
No
Mappable?
No
Updated?
No
Frequency
N/A
Year(s) of Publication
2006

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