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National Academies video on US incarceration growth

by Aleks Kajstura, April 8, 2015

The National Academies recently released a great video highlighting some findings from their 2014 report, The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences. Take a look at mass incarceration in perspective:

2 Responses

  1. Don Lloyd says:

    The Federal Justice System should re institute Federal Parole. My son while on drugs committe a violent act BUT no one was hurt. My son has some emotional illness. A parole board could interview him and cut back his time and save money in the system.
    My son has family support.
    Statics prove that rehabilitation typically can occur in 3 to five years anything longer can lead to repeated offenses.
    Let’s change our perceptions and reconstitute a Federal Parole Committes that review inmates and make healthy recommendations.



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