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Why does America have such a big prison population?

By The Economist
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 21:57 EDT
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Why does America have such a big prison population? (via The Economist)

“TOO many Americans go to too many prisons for far too long, and for no truly good law-enforcement reason.” The person who said that was neither a defence lawyer, nor a prisoners’-rights advocate, nor a European looking down his nose across the…

 
 
 
 
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