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State hopes criminal justice reforms save $69M over 6 years

Monday, July 17, 2017  
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Montana is one of 10 states getting assistance from the Council of State Governments' Justice Center as the state tries to reduce criminal justice spending and recidivism.

Montana is expecting to receive up to $500,000 in federal funds to help pay to implement the new policies passed by the 2017 Legislature, the Missoulian reports.

Over the next six years, these initiatives are meant to reduce the jail population by about 380 prisoners and save about $69 million in criminal justice spending.