Shrinking Prisons: Good Crime-Fighting and Good Public Policy

The United States today has the highest documented incarceration rate in the world: 743 adults per 100,000 population, or nearly 2.3 million adults, nearly one-quarter of the world’s total prison population. More than twice that number are on probation or parole, with more than 70,000 juveniles in detention, as well—roughly one in every 30 Americans is under supervision of some sort.

Read Eric’s analysis of prison reform initiatives and their implications for making public policy on reforming human services to be more efficient and effective in this article from The Atlantic.


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