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Policy Points 2 5
Morrison Institute for Public Policy,
Bill Hart
2010-11-09T00:00:00

Over the past 30 years, Arizona’s criminal sentencing policy has helped drive up its prison population to unprecedented levels. Today, the cost of incarcerating Arizona’s 40,000+ prisoners is approaching $1 billion annually prompting some to call for revision of Arizona’s sentencing code. This issue of Policy Points presents an overview of the arguments for and against sentencing reform.