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US Prison Reform Is Bipartisan Issue for Candidates

In the United States in the 1980s, Republican leaders launched a war on drugs that led to tougher sentencing. The prison population exploded, with the nation dubiously setting the world’s highest incarceration rate – as many as 716 per 100,000 people, at one point. Today, candidates of both political parties, complaining about the high cost of housing inmates and its damage to families, are among those pressing for reforms. "We have a criminal justice system which is broken,"...

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