Justice reform and Alaska’s swelling prison population

Image in the public domain; accessed via Wikimedia Commons, Sept. 14, 2015.
Image in the public domain; accessed via Wikimedia Commons, Sept. 14, 2015.

Alaska’s prison population has grown by 27 percent in the last decade. Without reforms to our justice programs, the state’s prison population could exceed capacity within 2 years. What are the best ideas for keeping people off the path to incarceration and reduce recidivism while maintaining public safety?

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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at ltownsend@alaskapublic.org or call 907-350-2058.

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