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Many states have considered releasing nonviolent individuals from prison in attempt to save money. By doing so, it will undoubtedly save money. What other type of benefits might result in planned prison releases? Will families of those incarcerated benefit? Will the business community benefit?
Secondly, should politicians cut correctional budgets to deal with budgetary shortfalls? Should other items in state budgets, such as health, social services, higher education, elementary education, and secondary education be cut as well? Where should majority of the cuts come from?