The Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Coalition this week
released its first report, Crime, Cost, and Consequences: Is It
Time to Get Smart on Crime. The 40-page report outlines the
real costs of the state's current incarceration system and presents
reforms to both curb those costs and improve public safety.
Among the recommendations are:
- Placing a moratorium on state and county prison expansion;
- Revisiting the state's approach to sentencing and
- Expand the use of community supervision and pre-release;
- Review current conditions of confinement, programming, and
program quality across the system.
MBA Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Counsel Martin W.
Healy sits on the council, comprised of prosecutors and corrections
practitioners, defense lawyers, community organizers and business
executives. MassINC, a nonpartisan research group, commissioned the
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