State Prison Spending Is The Fastest-Growing Budgetary Item After Medicaid

From ThinkProgress Thu Dec 13 2012, 09:00:06

As the U.S. system of mass incarceration takes an ever-greater toll on budgets and communities, more social scientists of all ideological leanings are calling for lesser prison sentences and alternatives to prisons. An extensive New York Times report on this phenomenon tells the story of Stephanie George, who is serving a sentence of life without parole for [...]

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