An Argument for Eliminating Most U.S. Prisons

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Vox.com interviews Peter Salib, a law clerk for Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Frank Easterbrook, who argues that prisons are a very inefficient way to punish and deter crimes. Research shows that long prison sentences have little impact on crime, and a stint in prison can actually make someone more likely to commit crime by exposing them to all sorts of . . .

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