DB: Reducing A Prison’s Budget


For this assignment, you will be discussing the consequences of using early prison release as a way to reduce a prison’s budget.


As noted earlier in this chapter, correction officials are reducing prison budgets by releasing nonviolent offenders before their sentences are finished.

In your paper, answer the following questions:

• What is your opinion of this strategy as a budget reducer?

• What might be some of the consequences of large-scale early-release programs for drug dealers and those convicted of property crimes?

• Choose one option that makes more sense to you. Explain why.


• Length: at least 2 double-spaced, 12 pt. font pages, not including title or reference page(s).

• Your reference page will contain the title of the reference and links or page numbers where it can be found