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September 3, 2020
By reclassifying 4th and 5th degree drug possession charges from felonies to misdemeanors, Ohio could avoid $73M in costs over the next 5 years. This would also help impacted individuals regain 2,697 life years.
September 15, 2020
Reducing the probation cap from 3 years to 1 year for misdemeanors and 5 years to 2 years for felonies could amount to $2.1B in reduced costs over 5 years. At the same time, we could regain over 24,000 life years back for people who would otherwise face reincarceration for technical violations.
August 17, 2020
By expanding the current earned sentence credit system, Virginia is projected to save at least $30 million in marginal costs and incarcerate 2,385 fewer people over 5 years. In doing so, it would join at least 31 states that have a system in place to award earned time incentives to people who complete programs.
Our probabilistic data model simulates people moving through the criminal justice system to forecast impact. We project five-year impacts on cost, population changes, and life years at each step, without double counting as policies are added. Already modeling policies in your state? Let's work together.
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