Can We Safely Cut the Number of People We Incarcerate?

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 from the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. The first-of-its-kind analysis provides a blueprint for how the country can drastically cut its prison population while still keeping crime rates near historic lows.

How Many Americans Are Unnecessarily Incarcerated? | Brennan Center for Justice

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