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House Dem introduces bill to incentivize states to reduce prison populations
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
- The Hill
"A House Democrat has introduced a criminal justice reform bill in the House meant to reduce the nation's mass incarceration rate.
Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.) introduced the Reverse Mass Incarceration Act on Wednesday, along with Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), who introduced a companion bill in the Senate in June.
The measure would create $20 billion in grant funding over 10 years to incentivize states to reduce their prison populations. To qualify, states would have to reduce their inmate populations by 7 percent every three years without increasing crime rates..."