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Looking for answers on overcrowded prisons

November 05. 2013 3:36AM
Associated Press

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(AP) Attorney General Eric Holder is traveling to Philadelphia to call attention to an overburdened prisons system and the high incidence of repeat criminals.

Tuesday's visit is an effort to promote innovative crime prevention initiatives. Holder will also visit St. Louis and Peoria, Ill., on Nov. 14.

The Justice Department has attempted to identify changes that can ensure fair, efficient enforcement of federal laws in an era of reduced budgets and a high federal prison population.

In Philadelphia, some former criminal offenders report to federal court twice a month so that judges can gauge their progress, from drug testing and parenting classes to education and job training. It's an attempt to address the fact that nearly 25 percent of offenders released into federal supervision are rearrested within five years.

Associated Press

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