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WAMC New York News
Tue November 9, 2004
State Says Shock Incarceration Saves a Billion Dollars
By Allison Dunne
Albany, NY – New York State prison officials say a so-called "Shock Incarceration Program" that was introduced in New York in the late 1980s, has saved taxpayers about one-billion dollars. And they say thousands of inmates have earned early release through the intensive, six-month program. More from WAMC's Allison Dunne.