Fewer VT Offenders Go Back to Prison
Gov. Peter Shumlin, D-Vermont, says fewer Vermont offenders are finding their way back into prison after serving their sentences.
Last spring the governor signed the War on Recidivism Act. It's aimed at reducing repeat offenses in part by keeping fewer nonviolent offenders behind bars. It's the continuation of an effort started before Shumlin took office and he says the efforts have saved the state $18.3 million since 2008.
Lawmakers stood with the governor stressing the importance of transitional programs to continue curbing recidivism.
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