White, Rural Counties Become New US Incarceration Leaders

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Prison admissions of offenders from big cities have declined sharply over the past decade--by 36 percent in Indianapolis, 37 percent in Brooklyn, 69 percent in Los Angeles County, and 93 percent in San Francisco. The reverse is true many less populous places. A New York Times analysis shows people in small counties are about 50 percent more likely to go to prison than city dwellers, raising questions about equal protection.
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