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America's Horrifying Mass-Incarceration System, In 1 Chart

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics

The nonprofit Prison Policy Initiative released a graphic on Tuesday showing just how many people are currently locked up in the U.S., as we...

When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment

Mark Kleiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Kleiman

Could the United States have half as much crime and half as many prisoners a decade from now? Yes. But not the way either liberals or conservatives normally think about the problem.