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U.S. – The Incarceration Nation

Jail Bars

Is it fair to call the United States the “incarceration nation”? That’s what some experts say. And even some veteran law enforcement and correction officials think something’s gone wrong.

At the Gadsden County Jail near Tallahassee, Fla., there are bunks, and mattresses on the floor.

The jail has a capacity of about 150 inmates, but

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Drug Related Incarceration Increased 12 fold in 30yrs

Imprisoned U.S. Drug Offenders Skyrockets from 41,000 to 507,000 in 30 Years

by: Noel Brinkerhoff

No wonder states like California and others experienced a boom in prison construction beginning in the 1980s.

According to statistics compiled by The Sentencing Project, a nonprofit dedicated to prison reform, the total number

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Prison for Profit, Unprecedented U.S. Incarceration Levels

“Mass incarceration on a scale almost unexampled in human history is a fundamental fact of our country today—perhaps the fundamental fact, as slavery was the fundamental fact of 1850. In truth, there are more black men in the grip of the criminal-justice system—in prison, on probation, or on parole—than were in slavery then. Over

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