One View: Rethinking Our Approach to Incarceration
Reno Gazette-Journal
March 23, 2016

“errnoOur country’s incarceration crisis has spiraled out of control. From 1980 to 2008, the number of people incarcerated in America quadrupled from roughly 500,000 to over 2 million people. Although we only account for 5 percent of the world’s population, Americans comprise 25 percent of its incarcerated population. And in federal prison, more than half of the inmates locked up for drug offenses have no history of prior violence.”

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