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America’s Mass Incarceration Problem by the Numbers

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For a democratic nation that's not even close to having the world’s highest population, there are a lot of people in jail. Non-violent drug offenders and people of color are disproportionally over-represented, and women are committing more crimes than ever before. Yet, thanks to the hard work of policymakers and organizations and individuals pressing for change, the dramatic decline in incarcerated youth is encouraging.

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New Charges Against Inmate-Author: An Attempt to Muzzle Him?

Prison officials continue to persecute incarcerated Blogcritics columnist Christopher Zoukis for his perfectly legal writing activities. Federal prisons, and state prisons too, are hotbeds of censorship and repression.

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