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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternatives_to_incarceration

An alternative to incarceration is any kind of punishment or treatment other than time in prison .... In addition, cumulative costs resulting from prison overcrowding can be avoided, saving even more money. In comparison, a drug court system ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/08/prison-overcrowding_n_4235691.html

Nov 8, 2013 ... America's federal prisons are in trouble. They're so crowded they're endangering the lives of inmates and corrections officers, the director of the ...

www.nytimes.com/1992/05/03/nyregion/the-struggle-to-ease-jail-overcrowding.html?pagewanted=all

May 3, 1992 ... Even such liberal sentencing alternatives, however, are sometimes confounded by prison overcrowding. In Essex County, for example, some ...

www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2014/05/09/its-time-for-prison-reform-and-an-end-to-mandatory-minimum-sentences

May 9, 2014 ... American prisons are unjustly overcrowded, and it's time to change that. ... Instead, it is shifting nonviolent offenders into alternative treatment.

famm.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/FS-Alternatives-in-a-Nutshell-7.8.pdf

An “alternative to incarceration” is any kind of punishment other than time in ... are cheaper, help prevent prison and jail overcrowding, and save taxpayers ...

www.freeadvice.com/news/Government+Law/can-alternative-sentencing-combat-prison-overcrowding.htm

Sep 6, 2016 ... Alternative sentencing may help alleviate prison overcrowding while still delivering a fair punishment for minor crimes such as DUI and drug ...

restorativejustice.org/am-site/media/overcrowding-en.pdf

www.pficjr.org. Prison overcrowding is a major ... conditions in overcrowded prisons. .... Judges use probation and community service as an alternative to prison.

www.unodc.org/unodc/en/justice-and-prison-reform/prison-reform-and-alternatives-to-imprisonment.html

Their health conditions deteriorate in prisons which are overcrowded, where nutrition is poor, sanitation inadequate and access to fresh air and exercise often  ...

www.commonwealthfoundation.org/issues/detail/prison-overcrowding-solutions

Nov 16, 2009 ... There are alternatives to incarceration for these crimes. Other states have employed various programs that have lowered corrections costs.