Why the prison population continues to grow, even as crime is declining — Fusion

Getty ImagesDespite what you may have heard from Donald Trump, crime rates in the U.S. have declined steadily since the mid-1990s, and are currently at their lowest levels in more than four decades. And yet, the country’s prison population has continued to hold steady. As of 2015, nearly one in every 200 people in America…

via Why the prison population continues to grow, even as crime is declining — Fusion

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