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Solutions to Prison Overcrowding

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange says the state’s prisons are overcrowded, and officials may have to find ways to release prisoners who are not likely to commit violent crimes. Strange made the remarks in Washington during a meeting of the federalist Society, a conservative think tank.

A report in the Birmingham News said that Strange said releasing some prisoners could take the pressure off cash-strapped budgets, especially with a prison population that is about 195 percent of the designed capacity.

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