How Today's Prison Crisis is Shaping Tomorrow's Federal Criminal Justice System

Fitzgerald, John; Vance, Stephen E.
September 2015
Federal Probation;Sep2015, Vol. 79 Issue 2, p24
The article examines how the prison crisis in the U.S. is influencing the future of the country's criminal justice system. Topics discussed include observation on the overcrowding of prisons and efforts to resolve the crisis by way of legislation, executive action, or policy changes. The public safety crisis that may arise from the transfer of risks and costs from the prisons to the case loads of probation officers and court dockets is mentioned.


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