Reversing the state’s outmigration of residents and encouraging the job creation Illinoisans need to thrive – and the state needs for stable revenues – require lawmakers to rein in government overspending and resist calls for tax hikes that would further depress Illinois’ economic growth.View Report
The state initiative has both saved taxpayer money and given offenders the opportunity to break the cycle of incarceration.
By investing in community-based programs that treat nonviolent offenders’ drug and mental health problems, Illinois can avoid more costly expenditures on incarceration.
Illinois can save thousands per inmate by expanding cost-effective alternatives to prison for nonviolent offenders.
Alternatives to incarceration for nonviolent offenders
Adult Redeploy has already saved Illinois nearly $50 million. Expanding it would save millions more.