The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2016
Virginia imprisons large numbers of people; this is expensive. Economic analysis suggests that we would save money if we did not imprison so many people, redefined what constitutes a felony and gave more attention to preparing prisoners for re-entry into society.
Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University, "Part 3: Prisons and Prisoners: The Virginia Way and the Alternatives" (2016). State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads. 22.