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March 2010 - Thinking About Corrections

Thinking About Corrections

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    Safety vs. Savings, Where’s the Balance?

    The U.S. represents 5% of the world’s population and contains 25% of the world’s incarcerated population. China follows the U.S. holding 14% of the world’s incarcerated population. In plain English, that means the U.S. locks up a lot more people than any other country in the world—and that’s expensive. What determines the size of correctional populations? The Norval Morris Project’s Keystone Group commissioned author James Austin to produce "Reducing America's...
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