Do you recall the Doyle administration's assurances that its early release of inmates to help close a state budget gap would only be "non-violent" offenders? This Milwaukee Jounral-Sentinel piece shows how many of these inmates re-offend and quickly.
What this story shows is many of the inmates being released are likely to go out and return to their criminal ways. And the state is taking a heckuva chance using its crytal ball to predict these inmates WON'T commit violent offenses just because they haven't in the past. But more to the point; if you release someone who is likely to re-offend to save money and that person heads right back into the criminal justice system, how much money have you really saved?