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Sentencing Policies

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.

U.S. Prison System BLASTED By Human Rights Group

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 02.05.2013 | Crime

A new report by a prominent human rights group paints an ugly picture of America's prison population and the sentencing guidelines that created it. ...