Prison time has little or no bearing on long-term public safety.

What is that definition of insanity again?

“Our study shows negligible public safety gains are made from imprisoning individuals who are eligible for probation, and that those gains last only as long as the individual is in prison

Just another study reinforcing the fact that any public safety gains from incapacitation are minimal. There is also very good research that suggests that (because incarceration is criminogenic) any public safety gains are more than offset by the disadvantages.

Prison time has little or no bearing on long-term public safety