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More people are going to prison at later ages, contributing to graying prison population

By: Debra Cassens Weiss

Is the conventional wisdom wrong? Longer sentences and anti-drug policies are often blamed for the graying of the prison population.  New research provides another explanation, the Wall Street Journal (sub. 197 more words

Law

Does Our Prison Population Reflect a Broken Criminal Justice System?

Does Our Prison Population Reflect a Broken Criminal Justice System?

 

Writers and reformers have been decrying the large number of prisoners in the United States for a number of years. 911 more words

Shocking New Recidivism Statistics

Yesterday, the Bureau of Justice Statistics released some disturbing statistics about recidivism in American prisons. In a 5-year study begun in 2005, the BJS tracked prisoners released from state prisons in 30 states. 175 more words

Jails And Prisons