Release Long-Term Criminals, Cornell Law Professor Says

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All in the name of financials and economics…let’s get criminals out of prisons and back on the streets.

An Ivy League law professor says that releasing an entire class of prisoners could alleviate overcrowding and financial obligations in the American prison system.

Joe Marguiles, a law professor at Cornell University, told Business Insider Wednesday that if he could free one category of prisoners to reduce the cost of incarcerating them, he would release all serious offenders who have been incarcerated for more than 25 years.

Marguiles claims that serious, long-term jailbirds are the least likely to commit a crime after being released.

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