They have a better way to spend money on prisoners | Editorial

In an exercise in futility, New Jersey is investing enormous resources – more than $1 billion every year – in corrections programs for the state’s inmates, only to see at least half of these men and women arrested again within three years of their release.

It shouldn’t be that way, says a new report outlining a sensible plan to make re-entry into society smoother and more successful for the 41,000 individuals now serving time in the state’s correctional facilities.

Basic education, expanded vocational training and access to comprehensive health care are the plan’s cornerstones, with an emphasis on addressing the needs …read more

Source: Hunterdon

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