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PREVENTIVE v. MAINTENANCE

12.14.2007


So much time and effort put into post-prison convicts. What about pre-prison? Crime rates, prison costs spur programs for ex-cons - USATODAY.com.

"As hundreds of thousands of inmates head home from prison each year, city, state and federal officials are launching an unparalleled number of programs to help keep ex-offenders from committing new crimes. Spurred by concerns about crime rates ticking upward in some cities and incarceration costs that have spiraled out of control, communities are taking steps as basic as making sure parolees have valid state identification cards and as innovative as offering tax credits to businesses that hire ex-offenders to help them get back on their feet."
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