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Combating Mass Incarceration

MINBS INCARCERATION ***** WITH ONLY 5% OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION, THE ********* U.S. HAS 25% OF THE WORLD'S PRISON POPULATION. 1 * World Population * U.S's % of Overall Population * U.S.'s % of Prisoner Population o000000 ПП % of Non-Violent Offenders % of Violent Offenders NEARLY HALF OF ALL PRISONERS IN STATE PRISONS ARE LOCKED UP FOR NONVIOLENT OFFENSES. 2 1987 2007 Corrections Spending Higher Education Spending BY 2007, STATES SPENT MORE THAN $44 BILLION ON INCARCERATION AND RELATED EXPENSES, A 127% JUMP FROM 1987. OVER THIS SAME PERIOD, SPENDING ON HIGHER EDUCATION ROSE JUST 21%. 3 bO General population growth rate D00000000000000000000000O00000 Prison population growth rate 700* THE U.S. PRISON POPULATION ROSE BY 700% FROM 1970 TO 2005, A RATE FAR OUTPACING THAT OF GENERAL POPULATION GROWTH AND CRIME RATES. 4 1 IN EVERY 106 WHITE MALES AGE 18 OR OLDER IS INCARCERATED. 5 1 IN EVERY 36 HISPANIC MALES AGE 18 OR OLDER IS INCARCERATED. 5 OOO0OO00000 000 1 IN EVERY 15 BLACK MALES AGE 18 OR OLDER IS INCARCERATED. 5 O00000 000000 000000O ACLU TO LEARN MORE VISIT ACLU.ORG E TWITTER.COM/ACLU A FACEBOOK.COM/ACLU.NATIONWIDE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION 1. Suzanne M. Kirchoff, "Economic Impacts of Prison Growth," Congressional Research Service (April, 2010), 2. "Prison Inmate Characteristics." Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJSI. Office of Justice Programs, 31 Dec. 2009. Web. 25 May 2011, c>, 3.1 in 100 report 8015PCTS_Prison08_FINAL_2-1-1_FORWEB.pat 4.Public Safety, Public Spending 5. The PEW Center on the States. 1 in 100 report

Combating Mass Incarceration

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America’s criminal justice system should keep communities safe, treat people fairly, and use fiscal resources wisely. But more Americans are deprived of their liberty than ever before - unfairly and...




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