How Many Americans Are Unnecessarily Incarcerated?

Adding to the body of evidence of the ineffectiveness and injustice of mass incarceration, the Brennan Center for Justice of the New York University School of Law released a report “How Many Americans Are Unnecessarily Incarcerated?” which states that “Nearly 40 percent of the U.S. prison population — 576,000 people–are behind bars with no compelling public safety reason.”  The report provides recommendations for reducing the prison population while keeping crime rates low.

One Comment on “How Many Americans Are Unnecessarily Incarcerated?

  1. It appears clear to me that there is more than enough information available providing evidence of the endless web of oppressive laws, policies, and institutions. When do we dismantle this network? Seeking Transformation for Change!

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