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# Approximately 5,000 people who have been convicted of

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Approximately 5,000 people who have been convicted of nonviolent crimes in the state have been given community-service sentences instead of prison sentences. These offenders perform services cmmensurate with their training and skills from scrubbing floors to conducting research for the state. The community-service program, which began in 1979, has grown immensely as a result of drunken-driver legislation enacted a few months ago.
The introduction of the community-service program in 1979 was most probably prompted by which of the following, all of which occurred during the 1970's?

A. A decrease in the number of violent crimes in the state
B. An increase in the number of crimes committed by employees of the state
C. A gradual decrease in the median age of judges in the state
D. The overcrowding of the prisons in the state
E. The passage of drunken-driver legislation in other states

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08 Oct 2006, 11:49
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Prisons became overcrowded. Lawmakers devised plan to punish nonviolent criminals without putting them in jail. Thus was born the community-service program

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08 Oct 2006, 14:19
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08 Oct 2006, 20:34
D also..

A would have the opposite effect on people wanting to enact the program
B - the passage mentions nothing about state employees
C - THe passage mentions nothing about judges and age
E - Drunken-driver legislation is only metnioned in regards to today, not in the 1970's

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