Justice Department Seeks Budget Increase for Criminal Justice Reform

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The White House's proposed $27.4 billion budget for the U.S. Department of Justice would boost spending on the administration's criminal justice reform efforts, the agency said today. President Barack Obama called for $173 million for initiatives that include more state and local prisoner reentry programs. If enacted, the department would get a $122 million increase over the 2014 fiscal year enacted level.

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    That "increase" is well under 1/2 of one percent.
    Factor in inflation, and the "increase" is a shameful, almost offensive budget CUT!
    The proposed new initiatives will have enormous value to America. The budget needs to be increased by several times this much.

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