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Old 03-25-2015, 09:27 AM
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Default Article: Efforts to reduce prison overcrowding continue in Juneau

JUNEAU - A pair of senators introduce legislation to reform the state's corrections system.

Though they are on opposite sides of the political spectrum, Sens. Johnny Ellis and John Coghill agree Alaska has a prison overcrowding problem.

"Recidivism is the biggest cost driver in the Department of Corrections, so that is the biggest place where we can make a difference," said Ellis, a Democrat from Midtown Anchorage.

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Senators introduce plan to save money by reducing jail population

Read more here: http://www.adn.com/article/20150325/...ail-population
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