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Breaking our prison habit

It’s too soon to declare victory in the long struggle to end our tragic addiction to mass incarceration, but America shows unmistakable signs of finally shaking off the deadly craving — and not a moment too soon. More and more Americans are realizing our status as the world’s largest jailer comes at a shocking cost in dollars and human lives with little benefit to public safety.

At the end of 2012, America had 5% of the world’s population, but more than 25% of its prisoners — more than 2.3 million, a far greater share of our population than even dictatorships like Iran and China. Full Article

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  1. mike

    Admitting you have an incarceration problem is only the first step Mr. Holder, But when will you have an effective and practical plan for reducing prison inmate population? The best way to start would be to roll back any legislation that has increased prison terms for crime over the last thirty years. Especially if there is no empirical evidence that shows increasing prison terms has reduced a particular crime (which it doesn’t).
    How many dollars have been spent for incarceration and parole for RSO’s who have failed to register for whatever reason. Does this honestly make a community safer or just waste taxpayers money?

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