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dcist: “Expanded Prison Release Could Save $4 Million”

by Borderstan.com — April 2, 2009 at 7:54 pm 0

dcist has a nice summary of a story The Washington Times did on Mayor Fenty’s propsoal to extend a program that allows some prisoners to earn early release from jail.

It’s a little difficult to cut through the Washington Times’ scare-story, but here goes: as part of his budget proposal, Mayor Fenty has proposed extending an already-existing program in fiscal 2010, which would allow more of D.C.’s prisoners to earn nominal sentence reductions (think days, not months) in exchange for volunteering for work details, exhibiting good behavior, and completing various educational and vocational programs.

Read posting at dcist.

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