Prison Population Can Shrink When Police Crowd Streets

Florida State PrisonThis is just a teaser but the article will certainly provoke some thought: ‘….As the American prison population has doubled in the past two decades, the city has been a remarkable exception to the trend: the number of its residents in prison has shrunk. Its incarceration rate, once high by national standards, has plunged well below the United States average and has hit another new low, as Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced recently. And crime in the city has fallen by more than 75 percent, almost twice as much as in the rest of the country….’

Prison Population Can Shrink When Police Crowd Streets

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