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March 2000 Archives (International News)

17th March 2000

"Prisons "R" Us" by Mark Weisbrot

The "Race to Incarcerate" has not been fueled by an increase in homicides. Nor does increasing crime of any kind explain the explosive growth in our prison population, especially over the last two decades. Rather, it has been caused by deliberate policy changes that have brought more and longer prison… Read more