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Should state prisoners serving time for violent offenses serve their whole sentence?

The state of Michigan is planning on releasing more than 3,000 inmates early to save the state more than $90 million in the next fiscal year which starts on Oct. 1.

State correction officials are going for those who have not been involved in violent or sexual offenses.  Politicians are saying the risk is to great to release those who have been convicted of either one.

My question:  Does this attitude about release keep everybody safer? 

If you did something violent, will you always be violent?  Can a violent offender ever change?

Should violent offenders be locked up for their maximum sentence?  What happens when they finally get out?

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