The Continuing Fiscal Crisis in Corrections: Setting a New Course

Overview

Staff from Vera’s Center on Sentencing and Corrections assessed spending plans for fiscal year 2011 and reviewed recent state legislative action to identify trends in corrections policies. The resulting report can help legislators and other policy makers understand states’ responses both to the fiscal crisis and to unsatisfactory outcomes of earlier corrections policies and investments.

An interactive map and chart show related data about states’ corrections appropriations in fiscal year 2011 and changes since the previous year