In 1994, Congress passed a crime bill that strengthened penalties for drug offenses and earmarked billions of dollars for new prison construction. Prison populations across the country boomed as a result, with recidivism rates remaining high. Drug offenses became the leading reason for incarceration, but prisons nationwide struggled to provide programming capable of breaking the cycle of incarceration, release, and rearrest.
By Steve Rempe
May 18, 2016Drug Programs | mandatory minimums | massachusetts | recidivism | Reentry | rehabilitation | South Bay House of Corrections