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Criminal Justice Policy

New Report Examines the Growth of Incarceration in the United States

Lauren-Brooke Eisen | Posted 07.09.2014 | Crime
Lauren-Brooke Eisen

Incarceration rates in the U.S. have more than quadrupled in the past four decades. There are now 2.2 million people behind bars, a rate of nearly 1 out of 100 U.S. adults, placing the U.S. far outside the experience of other western democracies.

America's Disenfranchisement Scandal

Sasha Abramsky | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
Sasha Abramsky

Rick Scott and Terry Branstad's actions are a slap in the face to democracy activists countrywide. Making it harder for citizens to vote ought never to be a legitimate policy goal for state or federal leaders.