Prisons Are Cost-Effective

Prisons Are Cost-Effective

Ed-Prisons Are .. ---win W. Zedlewski. in Public Administration Cost-Effective Review (Nov. 19'85), American Society for
Public Administration, 1120 G St. N.W., Wash-ington, D.C. 20005
The odds that an American will report having been raped or robbed are three times greater today than they were in 1964. To cope with this criminal onslaught, the number of beds in US. state prisons has steadily risen, roughly from 243,000 in 1978 to 365,000 in 1983.
Yet the nation's penal system is still under...

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