Shrinking Prison Population and Fewer New Offenders in Vermont, Figures Show
The state's prison population is decreasing and so is the number of offenders committing new crimes, Gov. Peter Shumlin said Wednesday.
The recidivism rate is down 9 percent since 2007, Shumlin said at a news conference. The state has saved $18.3 million in Corrections costs, allowing it to reinvest $6.4 million in programs intended to keep offenders out of trouble, he said.
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