How Many Americans Are Unnecessarily Incarcerated?

Lauren-Brooke Eisen, James Austin, James Cullen, Jonathan Frank, Inimai Chettiar, Brennan Center for Justice


According to the Brennan Center, “Nearly 40 percent of the U.S. prison population — 576,000 people — are behind bars with no compelling public safety reason, according to a new report” which also provides ” a blueprint for how the country can drastically cut its prison population while still keeping crime rates near historic lows.”


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