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The Pew Public Safety Performance Project

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The show features an interview with Adam Gelb. Adam directs the Pew Public Safety Performance Project, which works with more than a dozen states to advance fiscally sound, data driven policies in sentencing and corrections that protect public safety, hold offenders accountable and control corrections spending. One of its reports, One in 100: Behind Bars in America 2008, illustrated the high costs and low crime-control returns of prisons and highlighted state innovations that are cutting recidivism and saving money.

Pew is one of the most respected charitable trusts in America. Their web site is

The web site for Pew is Go to “Public Safety Performance” for access to the documents mentioned.

The show is hosted by Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barnes.

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