Mass Incarceration

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  • 30 Nov 2022
    Jeffrey Bellin

    Diagnosing the Causes of Mass Incarceration to Develop a Cure

    The United States imprisons a shocking proportion of its population, eclipsing the rates of other countries and historical norms. The past three years have produced some modest improvement, but much of that change was driven by a global pandemic. With jails, police departments and courtrooms returning to “normal,” and a growing perception of rising crime, […]

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  • 7 Sep 2018
    Calvin Schermerhorn,

    Prisoner strike exposes an age old American reliance on forced labor

    Prisoners in 17 states and several Canadian provinces are on strike in protest of prison labor conditions. Their demonstrations are compelling Americans to understand that some everyday foods are produced behind bars, for cents on the hour, in a system many call “modern slavery.” Prisoners in the U.S. harvest and process eggs, orange juice, ground […]

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