Sentencing policies endanger public safety

Kopel, David B.
November 1995
USA Today Magazine;Nov95, Vol. 124 Issue 2606, p64
Discusses the amount of money spent by taxpayers on prisons. Data on nation prison capacity; Alternatives to overcrowding of prisons; Most effective reform; Statistics; Demographic information; Percentage of state prison population in 1990s; Impact of war on drugs; Impact on public safety.


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