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Watchdog Group Polices US Prisons

There are more than two million people in jail here in the United States according to the most recent statistics. Most people who study the issue say there are so many people in prison because the U.S. has criminalized a lot of behavior, mandated longer sentences, and also made jail a common punishment even for some non-violent crimes in the hope that the likelihood of incarceration would act as a deterrent. Crime rates have dropped, but the result is a nation that makes up 4 percent...

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