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How Prison Reform Can Benefit Millions

How Prison Reform Can Benefit Millions

Few issues are as controversial as mass incarceration and the need for prison reform. Politicians, community leaders, and society at large are quick to ignore this unappealing and misunderstood population. The cyclical nature of crime in general is that criminal...

The Face of Mass Incarceration Today

The Face of Mass Incarceration Today

The U.S. prison population began to rise in the 1970s as part of Richard Nixon's "law and order" campaign and the "War on Drugs." For over forty years, the prison population increased, reaching 2.23 million in 2012. Then came a decline brought on by policy changes....

The Injustice of Today’s Bail System

The Injustice of Today’s Bail System

A majority of local jail populations around the United States consist of individuals simply not being able to afford to pay bail. In fact, they make up almost 70% of those populations. Mass incarceration has been a serious problem in America for decades now, with a...