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Gideon Alert: South Carolina Governor signs reform bill to stem ineffectively expensive over-incarceration of non-violent offenders

BY David Carroll on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 12:25 PM

On June 2, 2010, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford signed into law a sweeping sentencing reform bill that his press release states will “reverse the trend toward incarcerating non-violent criminals who pose little or no risk to the public, discourage recidivism by providing inmates with a more closely supervised transition to society once their sentences have been served, and at the same time save taxpayers more than $400 million over the next five years.”