REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - U.S. Senator Charles Grassley (center-L), Senator Richard Durbin (center-R) and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) (R) participate in a news conference about proposed criminal sentencing reform legislation at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., April 28, 2016.

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Reducing recidivism is a public safety imperative

May 25, 2016, William A. Galston and Elizabeth McElvein

Proponents of criminal justice reform are cautiously optimistic about prospects for a sweeping statutory overhaul to the federal prison system by the end of the 114th Congress. In this post, William Galston and Elizabeth McElvein dive into the data on recidivism in the United States, and explore what Congress can do about it. 

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