ERIC Number: EJ701958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-25
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Shifting the Emphasis from Prison to Education: How Indiana Saved over $40 Million
Black Issues in Higher Education, v21 n3 p40 Mar 2004
States are facing the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Yet, despite these deficiencies in funds, state governors must assure their constituents that dangerous criminals will still be arrested, adjudicated and imprisoned. Experience shows that the best way to ensure public safety efficiently over the long run is to spend less on incarceration and more on education. This emphasis on education to enhance public safety is difficult to shape into operational terms. How can a governor transfer scarce state funds from corrections to education without causing a political crisis?
Descriptors: State Government, Statewide Planning, Safety, Correctional Institutions, Educational Finance, Budgets, Resource Allocation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana