AK senators smart to think deeper about SB 91 repeal
This might explain how Alaska found itself in the position prior to passing reform of paying for bigger prison populations and then seeing crime rates go up anyway.
So what does reduce crime? Research shows that making accountability for offenses swift and certain is more effective than harsher sentences.
If you think about it, this makes perfect sense. We all know consequences for lying on our tax returns can be severe, but if budget cuts caused a massive layoff of IRS enforcement personnel and they announced there weren’t the resources to audit anyone one below a certain income level, how concerned do you think folks would be about fudging the numbers to save some money?