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Cut welfare spending to pay for prison reform?

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Efforts by the US federal government to improve living conditions in state prisons resulted in decreased welfare funding, a new analysis shows.

“These results are a classic example of the unintended consequences of well-intentioned policymaking in the face of limited resources, where helping one vulnerable population ends up harming another,” says Richard Boylan, professor of economics at Rice University.

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