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US Prison Overcrowding

Just How Much The War On Drugs Impacts Our Overcrowded Prisons, In One Chart

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

America's prisons are dangerously overcrowded, and the war on drugs is mainly to blame. Over 50 percent of inmates currently in federal prison are ...

U.S. Incarceration Rate Is a National Disgrace

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 06.13.2012 | Crime
Nake M. Kamrany

U.S. jails are overcrowded. By reallocating budgets to improving living conditions and education, crime rates will fall -- so will the stigma of U.S. incarceration and prosperity will rise.

Behind the Prison RIot in California

Pat Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pat Nolan

The skills the inmates develop to survive violent prisons make them dangerous when they are released. You can't cage men like animals and then expect them to be model citizens when they return home.

Three Strikes and You're in

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Now would be a good time for legislators to revisit the policies that may or may not have reduced crime in the country but have undeniably increased the prison population to intolerable levels.

Prison Prevention for Kids: A Little Money Well Spent

Ramon Resa, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ramon Resa, MD

Intervention at the right age can turn a kid away from gangs, crime, and drugs for good whereas doling out stiff penalties only seems to result in more people going to prison.

States pull back after decades of get-tough laws

AP | DEBORAH HASTINGS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

For the last four decades, the laws of the land were all about dropping the hammer on crime by locking away criminals for a very long time. Some carr...