Inmate population reduction program actually increases admissions – VT Digger

A state prison furlough prison is so strict that violations are causing a ‘revolving door’ effect. That’s a problem – what’s the solution?

"Though the furlough program lets inmates leave prison earlier than other options, its strict conditions mean that many people end up back behind bars, usually because of minor violations, researchers say. Of the people who were sent to prison after they have been sentenced for crimes in a two year period, 78% were returning after they had been released because they violated the conditions of their furlough, parole or probation, researchers found.

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