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President-elect Trump & the 39%

On December 9, the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law released a compelling report about the disturbing state of our criminal justice system. 39% of the current prison population is locked up with very little public safety reason for their incarceration. This statistic is important because the United States has the most […]

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Our Country is Addicted to Incarceration

Overcrowded prisons and jails are dangerous for inmates, correctional officers, and for society. The United States has the most inmates and prisons in the world. One major cause of our mass incarceration crisis is the excessive imprisonment of non-violent inmates. The United States is addicted to locking up non-violent inmates. In Ohio, two young heroin […]

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Only Bernie & Hillary Challenge Status Quo: USA 2015 Gold Medal for Most Inmates

  The Democratic presidential candidates, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, have challenged the status quo–the United States mass incarceration crisis. In 2015, the United States again won the top medal for the most inmates in the world. The United States, year after year, is awarded the Gold medal for the world’s largest inmate population at […]

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Corrections Corporation of America–Pro Mass Incarceration

  Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) was launched 32 years ago by two former military officers and a former prison administrator. It was the first for-profit prison company in 20th century America. Today, CCA is the largest private prison company in the United States and its income exceeded 1.7 billion. Since 1980, our prison population […]

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Our Jails are Misused

American Jails affect more Americans than our federal and state prisons. According to the Vera Institute of Justice’s report, “Incarceration’s Front Door:The Misuse of Jails in America,” our 3,000 jails have daily 731,000 inmates. Although the federal and state prisons have about 1,500,000 inmates during any given year, annual admissions to jails are almost 12 […]

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