If an Illinois worker takes a pay cut during a recession, she knows the state isn’t going to take an even bigger chunk out of her paycheck. That’s because the state income tax rate stays the same. But if her home loses value, too, she could still see her property tax bill go up. Government...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.