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New report: Getting Tough on Spending: An Examination of Correctional Expenditure in Massachusetts

The Boston Foundation sponsored this major MassINC report on soaring rates of spending in the Massachusetts prison system despite the fact that the inmate population has declined in recent years and very few resources are going to rehabilitation programs that could reduce recidivism rates and even mean greater savings for the system.  “MassINC and the Boston Foundation hope that citizens and policymakers alike will find value in this research,” said Paul S. Grogan, President and CEO of the Boston Foundation. “These findings will be crucial to a future dialogue about how the Commonwealth deploys limited resources to enhance public safety.”

Download Getting Tough on Spending.  Also see The Geography of Incarceration, a special report from Boston Indicators in partnership with MassINC and the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.

Read an editorial about the report that appeared in The Boston Globe.

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