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Policy Points 2 5
Morrison Institute for Public Policy,
Bill Hart

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.