Corrections request can be seen as investment
A big change is under way in Montana's prison system, but it's going to take time and, for a while at least, more money.
The change is an increasing emphasis on treating and rehabilitating people convicted of crimes.
The change doesn't account for the double-digit increase in the Corrections Department's budget proposal that will go before the Legislature starting next week — not even close.
But it is an important component of the increase, one that should be viewed more as an investment than an expense.
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