Colorado legislature OKs reducing prison sentences for inmates pursuing higher education

Colorado has among the worst recidivism rates in the country, with over 50% of people released from prison ending up back behind bars within three years.

If signed into law, House Bill 1037 would reduce prison sentences for non-violent offenders who complete higher education while incarcerated. It would deduct six months for earning a certificate, one year for an associate or bachelor’s degree, 18 months for a master’s degree and two years for a doctorate degree.

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